News tagged with evolutionary science

'Sleeping dogs' threaten the genome as we age

The genomes of many organisms, humans included, are littered with repetitive sequences of DNA called retrotransposons. In a new "Perspective" in the journal Science, four biologists write that while most r ...

Dec 05, 2014
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Why the urge to find 'Nemo' has helped fish diversify

Caring parents foster successful offspring, or so the thinking goes. But for reef fishes, such as Disney's charismatic clownfish, Nemo, the effects of parental care stretch right across evolutionary time ...

Jun 12, 2014
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A step towards increasing crop productivity

(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in understanding the evolutionary pathways along which some crops have become significantly more productive as others may help scientists boost yields of some staple foodstuffs.

Oct 09, 2013
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