Posts Tagged ‘genes’

Happy Oysters, Tricky Butterflies

Friday, March 7th, 2014
butterflies, mimicry, mimics, swallowtail, heliconius, durrell kapan, oysters, farming, sensors, genes, genetics, supergene, doublesex

A sensor that monitors oyster health and the one gene that allows tricky mimicry in swallowtails.

Convergent Evolution in the Genes

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
dolphins, toothed whales, bats, echolocation, genes, genetics, genomics, hearing, convergent, evolution, adaptation

How does echolocation work at the gene level for diverse animals like bats and dolphins?

Gene Beehavior

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Honeybees may help us understand human behavior at the gene level.

Hunter-Gatherer Genes

Monday, August 27th, 2012

What can the genes of three hunter-gatherer populations in Africa tell us about human origins?

Longevity from Space Travel

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Scientists tested Caenorhabditis elegans to learn how space travel affects aging.

Flies to Beer

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Screen shot 2011-11-28 at 1.27.19 PM

Why do flies love beer so much?

Animal Patterns

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The colorful patterns in animals from fish to birds to insects to snakes, where do they come from?

Therapy for Color Blindness

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Gene therapy has proven to cure color blindness in squirrel monkeys. Can the same process work for humans?

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