They didn’t lose the genes for limbs — they’re just blocked.
Pocillopora damicornis — one of the most abundant and widespread reef-building corals in the world — may help us better understand how anthozoans deal with stress.
But that doesn’t mean the environment isn’t more important.
Some genes ‘jump’ from one genome to the other, and even from plants to bats.
A switch from brown to yellow.
Intelligent people tend to live longer but are more vulnerable to autism and depression.
Their insane ability to survive almost anything is written in their DNA.
Sometimes, it’s good to remember that even evolution doesn’t want you to be perfect. Good enough is just fine.
Gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s or heavy smoking are being gradually weeded out by natural selection.
It’s gotta be pretty important if it has a back-up system in place.
What shall we do with this information?
Domestication could’ve well happened on its own.
Humans too engage in assortative mating, scientists find.
That’s a lot of coat.
Genetic influence on drinking is real.
If coffee doesn’t work for you, you might have different genes from everyone else.
That’s not very nice.
We’re still finding the fruits of this interspecies love affair.