The evolutionary advantage of being friendly

We've all heard the term "survival of the fittest," which scientist Charles Darwin famously coined to explain how organisms with heritable traits that give them an advantage—such as avoiding predators or beating out others ...

First confirmed cases of rabbit virus found in UK hares

Collaborative research led by the University of East Anglia has identified one of the causes of recent deaths in UK European brown hare populations.Working together with diagnostic laboratories in England, Scotland and Germany, ...

Why we're sequencing the genomes of Canada's iconic species

Last year, to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday —and to lay a foundation for Canadian research excellence for the next 150 years—a group of scientists in our country embarked upon the Canada 150 Sequencing Initiative ...

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