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  1. Genetics

    Ancient DNA tells of two origins for dogs

    Genetic analysis of an ancient Irish mutt reveals complicated history of dog domestication.

  2. Animals

    Devils Hole pupfish may not have been so isolated for so long

    New genetic study questions Devils Hole pupfish’s supposed history of long isolation.

  3. Animals

    Playful pups conceived via in vitro fertilization for the first time

    Scientists have solved the mystery of how to perform in vitro fertilization in dogs, which could help rid canines of heritable diseases.

  4. Genetics

    Ancient DNA pushes back timing of the origin of dogs

    DNA extracted from the fossil of an ancient wolf indicates dogs and wolves diverged longer ago than previously thought.

  5. Life

    Genetic mutation quenches quantum quirk in algae

    Studying algae that can and cannot use quantum coherence to harvest light could lead to better organic solar cells and quantum-based electronic devices.

  6. Animals

    Bowhead whales may unlock the secrets to a long, healthy life

    Analyzing the genome of the bowhead whale may help scientists understand how the animals live for more than 200 years.

  7. Animals

    Flamboyant old bustards keep showing off

    Among outrageously flirtatious birds called houbara bustards, old males may pay a penalty for years of extreme display.

  8. Microbes

    One giant leap for zit-causing microbes

    A bacterium that lives on humans and causes acne also hopped to domesticated grapevines and relies on the plant for crucial DNA repairs.

  9. Animals

    A fish reared out of water walks better

    The normally aquatic fish Senegal bichir raised on land suggests how ancient species might have transitioned into terrestrial ones.

  10. Animals

    Some birds adapt to Chernobyl’s radiation

    Some birds seem to fare well in and near the Chernobyl exclusion zone, but overall the nuclear disaster has been bad news for the region’s bird populations.

  11. Genetics

    DNA changes may show how whales adapted to water

    Comparing the genetic material of whales has revealed DNA changes that may have helped the animals adapt to aquatic environments.

  12. Animals

    Tiger, lion and domestic cat genes not so different

    Genomes of big felines provide insight into their evolution.