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Latest Natural selection Stories

2010-04-12 18:15:51

To look at the tobacco budworm moth and its close cousin, you wouldn’t be able to tell the fuzzy-looking, fingertip-size moths apart.

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2010-04-05 07:49:32

Mothers win the genetic tug of war by producing more sons with larger fathers and more daughters with smaller fathers.

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2010-03-04 14:58:03

Two Dartmouth biologists have found that brown anole lizards make an interesting choice when deciding which males should father their offspring.

2010-02-25 10:24:23

The team observed viruses as they evolved over hundreds of generations to infect bacteria.

2010-02-17 14:07:53

The unexpected discovery of a new type of genetic variation suggests that natural selection – the force that drives evolution – is both more powerful and more complex than scientists have thought.

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2010-02-02 07:12:41

Research findings introduce fundamental shift in how biologists perceive relationship between evolution and ecology.

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2010-01-14 12:15:48

Genes are being tested for roles in most conspicuous variations among dogs.

2010-01-11 13:12:07

Scientists call for integrating evolutionary perspectives into medical curricula.

2010-01-08 12:38:13

Researchers devise method to pinpoint key genetic variations under positive natural selection that may impact human health.

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2009-12-30 09:25:00

Does it matter if nature solves the same problem multiple ways? A NSF-supported study of lizard populations in White Sands, New Mexico has helped researcher Erica Rosenblum of the University of Idaho begin to answer that question.


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