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If DNA repair makes useful mutations more likely, it could accelerate cells’ adaptations to harsh environments.
The computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries.
The computational biologist John Novembre uses our genetic code to rewrite the history of humanity.
How to calculate when a gene’s rate of evolution will slow to a crawl.
How quickly will a gene’s rate of evolution slow to a crawl?
A virus that causes crippling birth defects has been shown to do something else: It changes thousands of messages coming from DNA that control normal cellular activities.
Bioluminescent organisms have evolved dozens of times over the course of life’s history. Recent studies are narrowing in on the complicated biochemistry needed to illuminate the dark.
A new look at the reasons why organisms missing pairs of genes sometimes do much better than normal.
The cell is equipped with multiple redundancies in case something goes wrong. Researchers have begun to map these systems.
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