Heredity
Heredity is the passing of phenotypic traits from parents to their offspring, either through asexual reproduction or sexual reproduction. This is the process by which an offspring cell or organism acq...
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How Big Genitals Can Lead to Extinction, According to Science
Having big genitals can spell evolutionary disaster, say paleobiologists
Turkey To Stop Teaching Evolution In Schools
Turkey will stop teaching schoolchildren about evolution and natural selection, education officials announced, because it’s considered too complicated and
Mammals
There are over 4,000 different species of mammals on Earth learn more about them
Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics
Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics. Expert fear its only a matter of time before this fast evolving bugs threaten more a...
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
Humans Inherited The Tendency For Violence, But Civilization Has Tamed It
As a species, humans seem to have inherited murderous traits via evolution and genetics, but civilization has tamed some of it out, a new study suggests. Scientists in Spain calculated the rate at whi...
These Genius Crows Almost Went Extinct Before Scientists Discovered They Can Use Tools
Tool use is rare in the animal kingdom — but a nearly vanished species of Hawaiian crow has mastered it.
The true story of George Price, the scientist who discovered the equation for altruism and gave himself away
Laura met George in the pages of Reader’s Digest. In just a couple of column inches, she read an abridged version of his biography and was instantly intrigued. In the 1960s, apparently, egotistical sc...
WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs
If you've ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you're in luck. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacter...
How a single-celled organism almost wiped out life on Earth
There’s an organism that changed the world. It caused the first mass extinction in Earth’s history … and also paved the way for complex life. How?
Calls vs. Balls: "Monkey Balls" Show Why Men Overcompensate
Howler monkeys are about the size of a small dog, weighing around seven kilos, yet they are among the loudest terrestrial animals on the planet, and can roar...
You May Owe Your Existence to Tiny Vampires
Ancient victims found in the Grand Canyon suggest that complex life exists today thanks to the rise of miniature predators.
Confused Rush Limbaugh Can't Figure Out Why Gorillas Still Exist
Right-wing radio host claims evolution should have turned all gorillas into people. Rush Limbaugh seems to think that Harambe, the gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend after ...
The Origin Of A Species | University Of Oxford
New animal species form when groups of animals become isolated and as a result, begin to separate through evolution (a process known as speciation). When these isolated populations meet later, they mi...
Brave New World Of "Gene Doping” Ahead, Scientists Warn At Conference
Worries about “designer babies” might obscure the threat of far more likely abuses from a fast-moving genetic engineering method, researchers warned Tuesday at an international scientific summit. An e...
Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (/ˈdɑrwɪn/; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established...
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Evolution
The evolutionary history of life on Earth traces the processes by which living and fossil organisms have evolved since life on the planet first originated until the present day. Earth formed about 4.5...
Gregor Mendel
Gregor Johann Mendel (20 July 1822 – 6 January 1884) was a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though ...
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Modern evolutionary synthesis
The modern evolutionary synthesis is a 20th-century synthesis of ideas from several fields of biology which provides a widely accepted account of evolution. It is also referred to as the new synthesis...
History of genetics
The history of genetics started with the work of the Augustinian friar Gregor Johann Mendel. His work on pea plants, published in 1866, described what came to be known as Mendelian Inheritance. In th...
Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3
Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 also known as SMAD family member 3 or SMAD3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SMAD3 gene. SMAD3 is a member of the SMAD family of proteins. It med...
Mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 - Wikipedia
FUT4
Fucosyltransferase 4 (alpha (1,3) fucosyltransferase, myeloid-specific) also known as FUT4 is an enzyme which in humans is encoded by the FUT4 gene.
The product of this gene transfers fucose to N-...
CED9 (gene)
Ced9 is the gene in the C. elegans genome that codes for a protein that inhibits/represses apoptosis. The human version of the gene is called Bcl-2.The protein prevents the release of cytochrome c in ...
Frzb
Frzb (pronounced like the toy frisbee) is a Wnt-binding protein especially important in embryonic development. It is a competitor for the cell-surface G-protein receptor Frizzled.Frizzled is a tissue...
HPLH1
HPLH1 is a protein associated with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 1.
Rho-associated protein kinase
Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) is a kinase belonging to the AGC (PKA/ PKG/PKC) family of serine-threonine kinases. It is involved mainly in regulating the shape and movement of cells by acting o...
Rho-associated protein kinase - Wikipedia
HSP90AA2
Heat shock protein 90kDa alpha (cytosolic), class A member 2, also known as HSP90AA2, is a human gene. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the Hsp90 family of heat shock proteins.
NFE2L3
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 3, also known as NF-E2-related factor 3 or Nrf3, is a transcription factor that in humans is encoded by the NFE2L3 gene.
This gene encodes a member of the...
Adrenocorticotropic hormone
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also known as corticotropin, is a polypeptide tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It is an important component of the hypothalamic...