News tagged with natural selection

The genetic footprint of natural selection

A further step has been taken towards our understanding of natural selection. CNRS scientists working at the Institut de Biologie of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (CNRS, February) have shown that humans, and some of ...

dateMar 02, 2010 in Biotechnology
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'Nature' Paper Refigures the Evolution of Altruism

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1871, Charles Darwin puzzled over the evolution of altruism. "He who was ready to sacrifice his life, as many a savage has been," he wrote in The Descent of Man, "rather than betray his co ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Evolution
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Cooperative behavior is for the birds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cooperative behaviors are rare in the animal kingdom and remain a great enigma for evolutionary biologists. A new study by Frederique Dubois, a professor at the University of Montreal Department ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists reveal driving force behind evolution

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have provided the first experimental evidence that shows that evolution is driven most powerfully by interactions between species, rather than adaptation to the environment.

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Evolution
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