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Ubiquitous Little Earthworms Might Have Got Around on Driftwood

More than 400 kilometers off the southwestern coast of Taiwan is the Dongsha Atoll, a nearly perfectly circular coral reef …
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Slideshow: How Animal Embryos Eavesdrop on the Outside World

Scientists have been studying how animals perceive and respond to sound for decades, but it’s …

Embryonic Eavesdropping: How Animals Hear and Respond to Sound

Birds have a rich vocal repertoire that they use to communicate with their peers, but …

Contrary to Common Belief, Some Older Trees Make Fewer Seeds

EDITOR’S CHOICE IN ENVIRONMENTThe paperT. Qiu et al., “Is there tree senescence? The fecundity evidence,” …

Infographic: Animal Embryos Coopt Sound to Survive and Thrive

Although scientists have long described embryos—whether ensconced in an egg or a womb—as passive agents, …

Genetics

The Six-Base Genome Reveals Multimodal Data from a Single DNA Sample

Researchers can obtain epigenetic information in addition to genetic insights from a single DNA sample.A wealth of information lies within …
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Genetic Imprints in the Brain | TS Digest

          Anthony Isles, a neuroscientist at Cardiff University, explores how genomic …
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One Gene with a Domino Effect on Social Behavior

Transcription factors that tune the expression of multiple genes could be key players in regulating …
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Ancient Alleles Shed Light on Atherosclerosis Risk

Ancient humans had clogged arteries thousands of years before smoking, cinnamon buns, caramel macchiatos, and …
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Stop the Variant, Save the Channel

Calcium signaling is integral to proper neuron function. Mutations that impair this process cause a …
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