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Meet the 2019-2020 Phi Sigma Honor Society, Delta Gamma Chapter Officers

June 20, 2019
For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Phi Sigma Honor Society, Delta Gamma Chapter is hosting multiple socials during the fall quarter for current and prospective Phi Sigma members. It's a great way for students to connect with their peers in the life sciences.

Dark Centers of Chromosomes Reveal Ancient DNA

June 18, 2019
Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open new ways to study both how chromosomes behave during cell division and how they have changed during human evolution.

Different Strokes for Different Fly Folks: Study Links Reproductive Evolution of Hawaiian Flies to Environment

June 12, 2019
In a new study, UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Didem Sarikaya and her colleagues analyzed egg-laying strategies of 65 different Hawaiian Drosophila species and found that egg-laying capacities diverged in response to their unique environments, which directly affected the number of cells involved in each species’ ovarian development.