A familiar story of evolution in the peppered moth now includes more recent findings; a transposable element or “jumping gene” was recently found in a non-coding region of a gene called cortex.
Case Studies in Evolution 1: Notothenioids
These Antarctic fishes with a need to stay thawed inspired this foray into animation. Notothenioids have a small molecule that keeps their serum liquid at a temperature that is below freezing.
A wide range of organisms can regenerate tissues; even human beings have the capacity for wound and liver repair! Gaze at the wide range of animals capable of regrowing large structures in this simple infographic.
Delivering Designer Babies
What are the consequences of using biotechnology to alter genes of unborn infants? This conceptual illustration takes on the nearly science fiction idea of using technology like CRISPR to ‘deliver designer babies’.
Antarctica Anchor Ice
Something strange takes place when ice forms on the bottom of the ocean floor. Besides defying intuition about how water changes density when it freezes, this layer of ice is also problematic for the lifeforms that inhabit this area of the ocean.