Aussie

Mystery origin of iconic Aussie snakes unlocked

New research led by the University of Adelaide has found the first tangible evidence that the ancestors of some of Australia’s most venomous snakes arrived …

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duplications

Live long and prosper: Study examines genetic gems in Galápagos giant tortoise genomes

Galápagos giant tortoises can weigh well over 300 pounds and often live over 100 years. So what’s the secret to their evolutionary success? A new …

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Drosophila

More evidence of an evolutionary ‘arms race’ between genes and selfish genetic elements

The human genome is littered with selfish genetic elements, which do not seem to benefit their hosts, but instead seek only to propagate themselves. These …

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