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The simple insight that most changes are random had a profound effect on genetics, evolution and ecology.
In three bursts of adaptive change, one species of cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika gave rise to hundreds.
An unorthodox symbiotic theory about the origin of eukaryotes’ defining characteristic may soon be put to the test.
Even genes essential for life can be caught in an evolutionary arms race that forces them to change or be replaced.
Researchers see structural changes in genetic material that allow memories to strengthen when remembered.
Deep neural networks, often criticized as “black boxes,” are helping neuroscientists understand the organization of living brains.
New research links serotonin and dopamine not just to addiction and depression, but to the ability to control genes.
The physicist Jeff Gore tests theories about microbe communities experimentally and finds new rules governing ecological stability.