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Evolution

Woman in bed
07.01.2016

Research suggests that our selfish genes are behind the aches and fever

 

We share many of our genes with sea urchins, but none of the sequences for long non-coding RNAs that regulate those genes
25.05.2015

Non-coding DNA sequences on an evolutionary “fast track” may hold clues to human disease

Chromosome pairs: Does doubling them help or hurt? Image: Wikimedia commons
20.03.2013

Does a non-standard number of chromosomes help or hurt the cell?

Inherited expression levels of the resistance gene (green) and the native gene (red), shown in the stomachs of unchallenged larva (left), challenged larva (center) and unchallenged larval offspring of challenged larvae, eight generations later (right)
01.08.2012

Can a genetic response to a short-term threat be inherited over the long term?

Engineered Enzyme Protects against Nerve Gas
22.02.2011

“Natural selection” in a test tube improves the enzyme efficiency by a factor of thousands

Bacteria can plan ahead
17.06.2009
ISRAELI SCIENTISTS SHOW BACTERIA CAN PLAN AHEAD
 
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Prof. Naama Barkai. Willing to experiment
01.05.2008
When can nature take a chance on genetic change?
Prof. Naama Barkai
01.11.2007

Weizmann Institute Scientists Discover: A 'Risk Distribution Law' for Evolution

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Switching Goals
28.08.2007

A computer simulation shows how evolution may have speeded up

 
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(l-r) Dr. Erez Dekel and Prof. Uri Alon. Evolution in a test tube
01.05.2006

Survival of the fittest in the lab: 300 generations of bacteria evolve to cope with test-tube conditions

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