Researchers find clues to evolution in the intricate mammalian vertebral column.
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By re-barcoding the DNA of yeast, researchers were able to follow evolution for approximately 1,000 generations, finding surprises along the way.
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Mansi Srivastava's lab worked with middle school teachers in an education workshop on DNA and evolution.
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New study debunks long-held theory that dolphins had ridged skin, which helped them swim faster.
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Biology Professor Cassandra G. Extavour debunks old hypotheses about form and function on insect eggs using new big-data tool
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A new NASA-funded program will study water worlds and environments to understand the limits of life as part of the search for life on other planets.
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With an innovative technique called anatomical network analysis, clear patterns emerge that help solve the puzzle of how fins became limbs 420 million years ago.
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