A common brain disorder, Chiari 1 malformation, is four times more likely among children with large heads, research finds.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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A metabolite called colanic acid can extend the lifespan of worms as much as 50%. New research uses optogenetics to clarify that discovery.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your nose. Researchers investigate which genes are involved in sculpting the face.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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Researchers have mapped 363 genomes from 92.4% of all bird families on Earth. Their findings include insight into how songbirds got their voices.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
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Insulin is in an evolutionary "cul-de-sac," report researchers. The findings could explains rising rates of type 2 diabetes around the world.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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In just 100 years, humans have had a significant impact on the genetic diversity of lions. "I was surprised... and disappointed," says James Derr.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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