Gene drives in DNA force target traits onto offspring and descendants, whether modified, natural, or recessive.
Used for gripping limbs, a “pseudo-thumb” makes the hands of these bizarre primates even creepier
Source: These Primates Have Six-Fingered Hands | Science | Smithsonian
CT scans show layered bone covers the adult reptile’s body, likely to protect them when fighting for mates and food.
Source: Komodo Dragons Have Skin That Looks Like Chain Mail | Smart News | Smithsonian
Her findings led to cautions against X-rays for pregnant women. She also discovered that the presence of the Y chromosome meant a mammalian embryo was male.
It can feel like we have a firm sense of our histories. But we can only make out the twigs.
Read comic: I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson
Scientists find that whiskey’s smokiness, the smell of beets and lily of the valley perfume can be utterly different depending on your genetic wiring.