Evolution is the process of heritable change in populations of organisms over multiple generations. Evolutionary biology is the study of this process, which can occur through mechanisms including natural selection, sexual selection and genetic drift.


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    Pioneer of biodiversity accounting who overhauled the Red List of threatened species.

    • Nathalie Pettorelli
    Nature 586, 495
  • Research Highlights |

    The GTEx consortium reports results from its third and final phase in several new papers. They provide unprecedented detail of human gene expression regulation across tissues.

    • Darren J. Burgess
  • Research Highlights |

    A study in Nature Genetics reports the analysis of 172 whole-genome sequences of indigenous African cattle and identifies loci associated with environmental adaptations among crossbred animals.

    • Linda Koch
  • Editorial |

    Genetic tools can help uncover evolutionary histories, migration patterns and admixture events of domesticated animals and their wild ancestors. The genetic window into the past can help shape breeding strategies and inform animal agricultural practices that should lead to a more resilient and sustainable future.

    Nature Genetics 52, 985