Parallel Universe of Microbial "Dark Matter" Revealed
July 20, 2013
As scientists continue to find incredible diversity in the smallest of organisms, realizations of all we've been missing are changing conceptions of life.
Are These Horse Genes Really 700,000 Years Old?
June 27, 2013
News sites are celebrating a "spectacular" new record for fossil DNA, claiming horse genes found in permafrost are 700,000 years old, placing the common ancestor two million years earlier than thought.
Your Cat and Evolution
September 21, 2012
This week's just-so story is, "How the kitty got its stripes." All the news are on it; they just don't answer the question.
Denisovan Genome Reveals Interbreeding With Modern Humans
September 1, 2012
With the publishing of the Denisovan genome, the genetic profile of interfertile humans has widened considerably.
Epigenetics Leads the Genetics News
August 21, 2012
More and more studies are revealing systems that regulate DNA. Here are some recent samples.
Bacteria as a Vast Unexplored Medicine Chest
May 28, 2012
Most of our therapeutic agents have been derived from bacteria. A new survey shows we have barely tapped the surface of potential medicines beneath our feet.