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July 9, 2010

 

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Will You Live To Be 100?

It's true that few people get to celebrate their 100th birthday party. It turns out genetics plays a big role.

July 8, 2010

 

Yaks rest on their way to Mount Everest.

Tibetans Hold Record For Evolutionary Speed

Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.

April 2, 2010

 

This structure represents a dehydrogenase enzyme from the bacteria Colwellia psychrerythraea. The enzyme is capable of generating harmful reactive oxygen species and has been implicated in neurodegeneration, ischemia-reperfusion, cancer and several other disorders.

Your Genetic Cookbook: How Cells And Viruses Work

Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?

February 15, 2010

 

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Dmitry Belyaev, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, And Domestication

How did animals slowly become domesticated? Find out how Dmitry Belyaev selected foxes based on tameness.

January 26, 2010

 

A bussel of purple grapes.

Grapes Give Up Their Secrets

Learn about the science of grape "breeding" on this Moment of Science.

December 30, 2009

 

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Fruit Fly Learning

New studies on fruit flies show that they use social learning to lay their eggs.

May 6, 2008

 

Dog and Cat Side-by-side

Breeding Cats and Dogs

Domesticated cats tend to show much less variety. A Siamese and a tabby are both shaped like, well, cats. While there are many different breeds of dogs.

November 20, 2007

 

Red Fox with Cub

What Is a Species?

A species is the most basic unit of classification for all organisms that live, or have ever lived, on Earth.

November 13, 2007

 

Fresh red tomatoes

Inserting and Containing Genes

Scientists have come up with a way of keeping engineered genes from accidentally altering wild plants. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 9, 2007

 

Chimp To Human Evolution

Who’s More Evolved?

Humans are more highly "evolved" than chimps, right?

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