Latest PLoS Biology Stories
A team of New York University biologists has uncovered a previously unknown role for a set of cells within the female reproductive tract of fruit flies that affects the functioning of sperm and hence fertility.
A new study has shed light on the process by which fruit flies develop with their body proportions remaining constant.
A new analysis has found that the first genes which appeared after the primate branch split are more likely to be expressed in the developing human brain.
A study into the muscle development of several different fish has given insights into the genetic leap that set the scene for the evolution of hind legs in terrestrial animals.
Ovarian tumors can be deadly - especially if gone undetected like so many are.
Researchers studying ovarian cancer have discovered that, in a substantial fraction of ovarian tumors, a gene closely related to the estrogen receptor is broken and fused to an adjacent gene by a chromosome rearrangement; a finding that could shed light on how these deadly tumors develop and spread.
A study in worms that are less than a millimetre long has yielded clues that may be important for understanding how nerves grow.
About 15 percent of cases of an aggressive, difficult-to-detect form of ovarian cancer contain a unique fusion between two neighboring, normally separate genes, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Fruit flies have been indispensible to our understanding of genetics and biological processes in all animals, including humans.
Scientists reveal in more detail than ever before how white blood cells kill diseased tissue using deadly granules.
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