News tagged with reproduction

Sex is war for many invertebrates

It is fair to say we belong to a species obsessed by sex. We are among the only species to have sex for fun, not just for reproduction. For some other species, though, sex is far from fun. In fact, as two recent review papers ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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New genes spring and spread from non-coding DNA

"Where do new genes come from?" is a long-standing question in genetics and evolutionary biology. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, published Jan. 23 in Science Express, shows that new genes ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Study: Marmoset success with twin gestation

( —How can the tiny marmoset – a New World monkey – regularly successfully bear twins and sometimes triplets and quadruplets when much larger humans often face a difficult pregnancy and delivery?

dateDec 31, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Viruses are as simple as they are "smart"

Viruses are as simple as they are "smart": too elementary to be able to reproduce by themselves, they exploit the reproductive "machinery" of cells, by inserting pieces of their own DNA so that it is transcribed by the host ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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