Modern biology was initially established by Darwin’s Origin of Species
in 1859 and fully implemented by the Neo-Darwinian synthesis of natural
selection with genetics that solidified in the middle ...
- Kamran Sheikh
- Ali Al-Ghusein
Anyone who's spent
any length of time in the tropics comes to develop an intimate relationship
with Aedes aegypti, the domestic mosquito. Although everyone at some
point has felt the red-raised itc...
In December 2013, Stergachis and colleagues published a high-profile paper on the dual role Transcription Factors (TFs) might have as a consequence of their binding to protein coding regions.
The following paper was published as recently as yesterday, but already caused a bit of a stir on social media. Let's see why.
A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistanceLosee L....
Teaching anthropology and human evolution involves tearing down stubborn misconceptions and stimulating students to discover and to behold their culturally-limited assumptions objectively. That's i...
Correspondence re: Hung, C. M., et al. 2014. "Drastic population fluctuations explain the rapid extinction of the passenger pigeon." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A no. 111 (29):10636-41. doi: 10.1073/pna...
Reading something new Every once in a while, it is healthy for established concepts and standard procedures to be challenged by ideas that come from outside the discipline's specialist field. They ...
Phylogenomics is a field in which
genome analysis and evolutionary reconstructions are integrated. This
integration is important because genome data is of great value in evolutionary
The paper describes the version 4 of the DnaSP (DNA Sequence Polymorphism) software, a bioinformatics tool used to analyze and interpret DNA sequence polymorphism data (Rozas et al. 2003)...
Hypothesis: The light/dark oscillation produced by the sun
and rotating earth and the change in the period of that oscillation have played
a more pivotal role in the evolution of life...
On the role of the circadian system in the earliest
of life: The diel hypothesis
Glen D. Brown
Every living organism has a circadian clock. The...