A new approach for identifying significant differences in gene use between closely-related species provides insights into human evolution.
The new findings could explain biodiversity hotspots in tectonically quiet regions.
Developing a new neuroscience model is no small feat. New faculty member Brady Weissbourd has risen to the challenge in order to study nervous system evolution, development, regeneration, and function.
Like ancient mariners, ancestors of Prochlorococcus microbes rode out to sea on exoskeleton particles
A new study shows the carbon-capturing phytoplankton colonized the ocean by rafting on particles of chitin.
A new analysis reveals how Staphylococcus aureus gains mutations that allow it to colonize eczema patches.
The structure of the desert birds’ belly feathers enables males to carry water over long distances to their chicks.
Prochlorococcus, the world’s most abundant photosynthetic organism, reveals a gene-transfer mechanism that may be key to its abundance and diversity.
Scientists propose a new mechanism by which oxygen may have first built up in the atmosphere
Researchers create a mathematical framework to examine the genome and detect signatures of natural selection, deciphering the evolutionary past and future of non-coding DNA.
MIT scientists discuss the future of AI with applications across many sectors, as a tool that can be both beneficial and harmful.