tree of life
Infographic: Can Archaea Teach Us About the Evolution of Eukaroyotes?
Infographic: Can Archaea Teach Us About the Evolution of Eukaroyotes?
Amber Dance | Jun 1, 2018
The discovery of copious new archaeal species is shedding light on the tree of life and revealing some unique cellular biology.
Branching Out
Branching Out
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 11, 2016
Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.
Repositioning Ctenophores
Repositioning Ctenophores
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A reanalysis of phylogenetic data places sponges, rather than comb jellies, back at the base of the animal tree.
Tree of Life v1.0
Tree of Life v1.0
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2015
Researchers map 2.3 million species in a single phylogeny. 
New Species Galore
New Species Galore
Jef Akst | Dec 27, 2014
A look back at the latest microbes, plants, and animals to have secured a spot in science’s known tree of life in 2014
Week in Review: April 21–25
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 24, 2014
Charting the progress of the various large-scale genome-sequencing projects as researchers working separately on their chosen species begin to pool analytical resources
Let There Be Life
Let There Be Life
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 1, 2014
How did Earth become biological?
Ancient Life in the Information Age
Ancient Life in the Information Age
Aaron David Goldman | Mar 1, 2014
What can bioinformatics and systems biology tell us about the ancestor of all living things?
Genomenclature?
Genomenclature?
Tracy Vence | Feb 24, 2014
Researchers propose a naming system based on genomic information for all Earth’s life.