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June 13, 2019


What Exactly Do Genes Do?

In the 1940s biologists George Beadle and Edward Tatum wanted to “find out what genes do by making them defective.”

February 22, 2019


Darwin’s Mystery Animals

The Macrauchenia is an extinct mammal from South America. New research analyzing the collagen in its bones has helped reveal new insights about its origins.

February 13, 2019


Eating Jellyfish

New research has revealed a surprising number of jellyfish predators.

January 16, 2019


Lassen Volcanic National Park May Hold Answers To Evolution

The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.

October 16, 2018


Plants Listen To Their Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

October 12, 2018


Why Don’t Chimpanzees Get Cancer?

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

September 14, 2018


How Similar Are Humans And Chimps?

Humans and chimps share something like 98 percent of our DNA. But what does this really mean?

July 4, 2018


Nanomachines Fight Cancer

In 2018, researchers developed nanomachines that can target tumor cells in the human body.

June 29, 2018


Space And Human Gene Expression

Spending time in space is rough on astronauts’ bodies.

May 3, 2018


NASA Twins Study

NASA is studying the impact of traveling to and living in space on the human body.

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