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Ask Us Anything: Why do humans stop growing?
It’s more complicated than you think.
A peregrine falcon’s power to migrate may lie in its DNA
Genetics seem to help the world’s most wide-ranging bird of prey fly thousands of miles each year.
Neanderthal genes are still helping humans today
Anthropologists have found surprising traits in ancient DNA, including one that may trigger immunity against viruses.
Doggie DNA tests help predict the breeds that will be Puppy Bowl MVPs
The rambunctious game brings science into the mix for a little player-by-player analysis.
Corpse flowers across the country are swapping pollen to stay stinky
Botanical gardens need to find new ways to keep genetic diversity high in hard-to-grow species.
It might not always take years to develop vaccines
The tech, which has saved tens of millions of lives over time, keeps getting better.
Scientists are tracking down deep sea creatures with free-floating DNA
Bits of genetic code in seawater can help scientists study fish that we rarely see.
The secret to helping this resilient whale species lies in its genes
Sequencing the southern right whale’s DNA could lead to more modern conservation measures.
This neurobiologist wants to know if children can inherit trauma genetically
Bianca Jones Marlin’s draws inspiration from her foster siblings for her important genetic research.
Gut bacteria might flip the effects of a common cancer-causing mutation in an unexpected way
Antioxidants in mice can actually make their tumors worse.