genetics

Explorer Spotlight: Juliana Machado Ferreira and Biological Diplomacy

Juliana Machado Ferreira is an Emerging Explorer fighting wildlife trafficking in her home-country of Brazil. With a PhD in genetic research and science, Machado Ferreira combats the illegal trafficking of animals such as birds and turtles, among others, which are ...

How to Survive 50 Million Years Without Sex

Staying celibate can be a difficult task, but bdelloid rotifers have managed to survive without sex for nearly 50 million years. Scientists now think they have cracked the secret to these microscopic animals’ success: recombining their own genes in new ways ...