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Mysterious episodes of genetic duplication in our great ape ancestors may have paved the way for human evolution.
Striking evidence that plants warn each other of environmental dangers is reviving a once ridiculed field.
A rare brain stimulation study suggests that a brain circuit known as the “salience network” contributes to differences in our ability to overcome challenges and cope with stress.
Analyzing individual cancer cells could reveal the answer to some of the disease’s most enduring mysteries.
Circulating RNAs carry messages for plants and invertebrates. Do they do the same for us?
Neuroscientists have identified a network of highly linked brain regions that could prove essential in integrating information and facilitating higher-order cognitive tasks.
New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.
As science dives headlong into an ocean of data, the demands of large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations are growing increasingly acute.
An interview with the developmental biologist Cassandra Extavour on the origins of multicellular organisms and the evolution of cooperation.
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