Close Menu

evolutionary biology

The Lingula anatina genome sheds light on brachiopod evolution, particularly the origin of the phosphate biomineralization process it uses to make its shell.

Researchers from the University of Queensland reported that many independent loci contribute to genetic differences in height and body mass index across European populations.

Through phylogenetic and other analyses, researchers found that regional isolation drives the diversification of bacteria within the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.

Snippets of sequence from thousands of organisms offered a look at the source of endemic populations at various elevation zones on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu.

golden jackal, Serengeti

Sequences from golden jackals, wolves, and other canines suggest the Africa's golden jackal is not part of the same species as golden jackals in Eurasia.

Scientists found that extinctions of many species during the last glacial period coincided with periods of rapid warming.

Arnold Böcklin: Die Pest (1889)

A later change in the protease gene likely enabled the bacterium to cause the invasive infection of bubonic plague.

In Cell this week: biobank of colorectal cancer organoids, ancient wolf genome analysis, and more.

A comparative genomics approach finds that the ancestors of Eurasians likely took the northern route out of Africa through Egypt.

In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Pages

The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.