Thought Experiment
Opinion: Archaea Is Our Evolutionary Sister, Not Mother
Opinion: Archaea Is Our Evolutionary Sister, Not Mother
Morgan Gaia, Violette Da Cunha, Patrick Forterre | Jun 1, 2018
The ancient organisms appear to be more closely related to eukaryotes than previously appreciated.
Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
David W. Craig | Apr 1, 2018
In addition to programs geared towards transforming biologists into bioinformaticians, students need more raw material available for their education.
Opinion: Acquiring Extra Senses
Opinion: Acquiring Extra Senses
Bernd Fritzsch | Sep 1, 2016
Animals’ diverse sensory abilities will guide a technology-based revolution that gives humans perception beyond our natural senses.
Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links
Opinion: Monogamy and Cooperation Are Connected Through Multiple Links
David F. Westneat, Jacqueline R. Dillard | Aug 1, 2016
Why does cooperation evolve most often in monogamous animals?
The Shrinking Mitochondrion
The Shrinking Mitochondrion
Iain Johnston and Ben Williams | May 1, 2016
Scanning the mitochondrial genomes of thousands of species is beginning to shed light on why some genes were lost while others were retained.
What Lies Sleeping
What Lies Sleeping
Philippe Mourrain | Mar 1, 2016
Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
John S. Torday | Nov 1, 2014
Deriving physiologic first principles
Digesting Dietary Data
Digesting Dietary Data
Christopher Gardner and Michael Stanton | Jun 1, 2014
Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?
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?
How, If, and Why Species Form
How, If, and Why Species Form
Tim Rogers, Alan J. McKane, Axel G. Rossberg | Nov 1, 2013
Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.