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By reconstructing prehistoric food webs and analyzing the diverse interactions of humans with other species, the ecologist Jennifer Dunne is developing a new understanding of sustainability through network science.
Mitochondria are most famous as sources of metabolic energy. But by splitting and combining, they can also release chemical signals to regulate cell activities, including the generation of neurons.
To make headway on the mystery of consciousness, some researchers are trying a rigorous new way to test competing theories.
Jennifer Doudna, one of CRISPR’s primary innovators, stays optimistic about how the gene-editing tool will continue to empower basic biological understanding.
As researchers delve deeper into the behavior of decentralized collective systems, they’re beginning to question some of their initial assumptions.
Researchers hope that the genes of a glowing squid can illuminate how animals evolved organs for beneficial bacteria.
With the help of deep learning techniques, paleoanthropologists find evidence of long-lost branches on the human family tree.