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Researchers are tracking the different strains of SARS-CoV-2 and studying how they spread through our population and our bodies.
Unusual proteins that can quickly fold into different shapes provide cells with a novel regulatory mechanism.
A glass sponge found deep in the Pacific shows a remarkable ability to withstand compression and bending, on top of the sponge’s other unusual properties.
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.
Even genes essential for life can be caught in an evolutionary arms race that forces them to change or be replaced.
The physicist Jeff Gore tests theories about microbe communities experimentally and finds new rules governing ecological stability.