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A DIFFERENT WAY TO MAP BIODIVERSITY  Maps of genetic diversity within mammal and amphibian species provide a baseline for understanding the effects of human activity and climate change on animals. 

Zika virus

ATTACK MODE  Researchers are learning about how the Zika virus (red) causes brain cells to stop growing, leading to microcephaly. Those discoveries may lead to treatments that can counteract the virus’s effect on developing brains.

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THE NET  By combining big biological datasets, scientists can piece together networks inside the body.

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