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BEACON Researchers at Work: Mating System and Molecular Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin graduate student Rayna Harris. Research in Hans Hofmann’s lab at UT Austin is best known for its studies of the neurogenomic basis of male social … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Evolution of Regeneration in the Deuterostomes

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Shawn Luttrell. Regeneration has captured the interest and imagination of people for centuries. Popularized in myths, science fiction, and even horror movies, regeneration of missing … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: BEACON on the Beach

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Washington graduate student Bryan Bartley. Like some kind of planktonic larva, I drifted through my formative years, until I finally settled in Seattle 14 years ago. Seattle belongs to … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: What’s a Genetic Algorithm?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Matt Ryerkerk. A genetic algorithm is a method often used for optimization, or finding the best solution to a particular problem. When I first heard of genetic … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Electrical Life

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin graduate student Ben Liebeskind.  All life stores energy in the form of electrochemical gradients. These gradients drive nutrient uptake in bacteria, water uptake in plants, … Continue reading

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