Current Biology

A guardian gene for female sex

Researchers at INRA, France, have just uncovered one of the major genes responsible for female differentiation: FOXL2. During normal development, the formation of testes or ovaries in a foetus depends on ...

dateJan 31, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Unraveling jellyfish metamorphosis

How does one genome create two completely different body plans in one animal? This was the question Konstantin Khalturin was attempting to answer when he began working on jellyfish. The fascinating story ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Study shows size matters in prehistoric seas

Why did life forms first begin to get larger and what advantage did this increase in size provide? UCLA biologists working with an international team of scientists examined the earliest communities of large ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Evolution
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