sexual orientation, genetics & genomics, developmental biology, evolution
Long Live the Y
Megan Scudellari | Feb 22, 2012
Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.
How Tigers Get Their Stripes
Bob Grant | Feb 22, 2012
For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
Boozing for Better Health
Megan Scudellari | Feb 16, 2012
Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.
Opinion: What Is Life?
Edward N. Trifonov | Feb 16, 2012
Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.
Darwin Day Celebrations
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2012
As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.
Cell Change Up
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape
How the Zebra Got Its Stripes
Jef Akst | Feb 9, 2012
Zebras may have evolved their striped coat to avoid blood-sucking flies.
Peppered Moths Re-examined
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
The textbook example of Darwinian evolution is tested and confirmed.
Indiana’s Creationism Bill a No-Go?
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 6, 2012
Support for legislation that would allow creationism and other religious views to be taught alongside evolution in science classrooms wanes in the state’s House of Representatives.