In the Oct. 29 SN: Rebuilding coral reefs, moving beyond genomics to better map life’s networks, 2016 Nobel prizes, Zika’s long-term dangers, bumblebee optimism, musical midshipman fish, validating an ancient codex and more.
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.
Michael K. Borregaard, A. Miraldo et al/Science 2016
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.