Jonathan Losos

What the Platypus Can Tell Us About Life on Other Planets

Pity the poor platypus. A creature so confused that when the first specimens arrived in England at the end of the eighteenth century, scientists searched for hours in vain to locate the stitches crafty Chinese merchants must have used to ...

Lizard Genome Promises Great Advances in Understanding Evolution

The genome of Anolis carolinensis has just been published in the journal Nature, and most attention is focusing on how this genome, the first reptile to be sequenced (not including birds), differs from other vertebrate genomes, and what these differences ...