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Bioinformatics

Untangling the social lives of spiders

Credit: Noa Pinter-Wollman The idea of a complex spider society--in which thousands of spiders live, hunt, and raise their young together in a single colony--is unsettling to many of us. We are perhaps lucky then that this scene is…

Sturgeon genome sequenced

Credit: Andreas Hartl Sometimes referred to as the "the Methuselah of freshwater fish", sturgeons and their close relatives are very old from an evolutionary point of view. Fossils indicate that sturgeons date back 250 million…

Teamwork in a cell

The cytoskeleton from a bird's eye perspectiveCredit: Markus Müller, Rocks Lab, MDC The cytoskeleton is a permanent construction site: it consists of protein filaments that are continually lengthening and shortening in a dynamic process.…