Ashley Juavinett

Neuroscience

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Ashley Juavinett is a lover of neurons of all shapes and sizes (although honestly, big pyramidal neurons are the best), a science writer, and a musician. She currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York).

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Life on the savannah is a duel between agility and strength

Survival of the fittest evolves in the genes

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Simulating evolution helped scientists design a better virus

It sounds like an arcane superpower. It boils down to random mutation and selection

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Researchers have made a bizarre discovery involving transposons, parasitic DNA found in fish (and humans)

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