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Evolving With a Little Help From Our Friends

A new theory suggests that cooperation between a host and its microbes may be a significant evolutionary force.

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Biology

Inside the Din, Cells Fight Noise With Noise

Is the random noise inside a cell a nuisance, or have cells evolved ways to put it to work?

Data Driven: The New Big Science

Our Bodies, Our Data

New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.

evolution

On Microbial Frontier, Cooperation Thrives

Population expansion may be a major driver in the evolution of cooperation, with implications for new antibiotics, cancer treatments and perhaps even human behavior.