Tagged: Genetics

Zebrafish: Lab Rats of The Future, Today

“Such an exotic name!” you exclaim, “Surely it must be some elusive endangered African species that can only be found in two specific wetlands in the Congo Basin?” Well, the zebrafish is indeed exotic, but in a different context –...

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Your Body is a Spaceship – Your Genes are the Crew

Ponder that. Your body is merely a vessel – a temporary host to an immortal crew. Their sole mission is to pass copies of themselves on to their next host, ideally, one that is stronger, fitter and better able to produce...

What Happened To Our Penis Bone?

Technically speaking, a human penis can’t actually be ‘broken’. That’s because we don’t have a penis bone; our male reproductive organ is instead made of soft, spongy tissue. But what about animals? Do our¬†close and not-so-close relatives possess boney penises?...