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So audacious was Marcus Bray's experiment that even he feared it would fail. In the system inside cells that translates genetic code into life, he replaced about 1,000 essential linchpins with primitive substitutes to see if the translational system...

Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey -- has revealed that it was in fact most closely related to South America's titi monkeys (Callic...

Plants are boring. They just sit there photosynthesizing while animals have all the fun. Right? Not so much. Take a look at the interactions between ants and plants—plants have evolved features specifically to make them enticing to ants, like juicy...

How predictable is evolution? The answer has long been debated by biologists grappling with the extent to which history affects the repeatability of evolution. Researchers have investigated how similar features can independently evolve in multiple s...

A system proposed by world war two codebreaker Alan Turing more than 60 years ago can explain the patterning of tooth-like scales possessed by sharks, according to new research. Catshark hatchling rostrum scales SEM [Credit: Rory Cooper/University o...

Evolutionary theory predicts that the fitness of an individual is maximized when the genetic differences between its parents are neither too small nor too large but some ideal amount known as the optimal mating distance. Baker’s yeast (Saccharomyc...

How predictable is evolution? The answer has long been debated by biologists grappling with the extent to which history affects the repeatability of evolution.