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A single evolutionary road may lead to Rome

A well-known biologist once theorized that many roads led to Rome when it comes to two distantly related organisms evolving a similar trait. A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that w ...

Sep 08, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 1

Why white dogs are white

(Phys.org) —About half of all dogs show some form of white spotting which can range from a few white marks in the Bernese mountain dog to extreme white coat color in Dalmatians and white boxer. But why ...

Aug 13, 2014 4.9 / 5 (10) 0

The electric slide dance of DNA knots

DNA has the nasty habit of getting tangled and forming knots. Scientists study these knots to understand their function and learn how to disentangle them (e.g. useful for gene sequencing techniques). Cristian ...

Jul 23, 2014 5 / 5 (5) 0