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Scientists Kick Off Synthetic Biology Project to Make Virus-Resistant Super Cells - Singularity Hub


Singularity Hub
Their agenda? Creating “superhero” human cells impervious to all viral attacks and possibly other killers—radiation, freezing, aging, or even cancer. The trick isn't super-soldier serum. Instead, the team is relying on tools from synthetic biology to ...

Epigenetics: The Evolution Revolution - The New York Review of Books


The New York Review of Books
In Lamarck's view, the evolution of life depends on variation and the accumulation of small, gradual changes. These are also at the center of Darwin's theory of evolution, yet Darwin wrote that Lamarck's ideas were “veritable rubbish.” Darwinian ...

Evolution's Worst Mistake? How About External Testicles? - Undark Magazine


Undark Magazine
Evolution could have simply tweaked the parameters of sperm development so the ideal temperature of its enzymatic and cellular processes was the same as the rest of the body's processes. Hematopoiesis, the creation of new blood cells, is a close ...

Evolution Library: Adaptive Radiation

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Collection of articles, interviews, and links addressing the process by which species evolve rapidly to exploit empty ecospace.

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Wikipedia: Adaptive Radiation
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Hyperlinked article about adaptive radiation, the rapid speciation of a single or a few species to fill many ecological niches.

Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches
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Uses Darwin's Finches to illustrate the process, whereby species evolve rapidly to exploit empty niches.

Adaptive Radiation and Hybridization in the Hawaiian Silversword Alliance
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Looks at how this species, exhibiting an extraordinary range of anatomical, morphological, and ecological adaptations, evolved from a single ancestor that colonized Hawaii by way of long-distance dispersal from North America.

Evolution Library: Evolution of Diversity
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Collection of articles looking at how individual species arise, how systematists classify them, or how many species are currently living on the planet.

Evolution Library: Convergent Evolution
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Examines the process by which species evolved in different parts of the globe independently, yet share similar traits and fill similar niches.

Howstuffworks Evolution Library
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Explore the theory of evolution and its impact on science. peruse Howstufworks selection of articles on fossils, natural selection, bioluminescence, animal migration, animal camouflage, and other evolutionary biology topics.

Evolution Library: Coevolution
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Collection of essays, interviews, and video clips addressing how organisms effect one another.

Darwin Digital Library of Evolution
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Pilot project based at the American Museum of Natural History which aims to make the full literature of evolution, from the 17th century to the present time, available online within a historically and topically coherent structure.

Darwin Digital Library of Evolution
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American Museum of Natural History Library project working to make the full literature of evolution available online within a historically and topically coherent structure.

Evolution Library: A Mutation Story
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Tells the story of a genetic mutation affecting the population of West Africa.