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No gene is an island

Credit: Magdalena Steinrück Genes do not exist in isolation. Like beads on a string, they sit next to each other on long DNA molecules called chromosomes. So far, little has been known about how th..

Molecular archaeology

Credit: Photo: Patrick Cabrol Copyrights: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) Using the largest and most informative molecular phylogenetic dataset ever analysed, evolutionary biolo..

Infected insects cause a stink

Credit: UC Riverside RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Tiny eel-like creatures called nematodes are surrounding us. While they can be free-living (a cup of soil or seawater contains thousands), the most well-kn..