Tag: UNC Research

What Determines Our Complexity?

What Determines Our Complexity?

What makes humans more complex than plants or bacteria? Surprisingly, it’s not how much DNA we have, but rather how much of our DNA doesn’t encode for protein – known as the non-coding genome.

Arctic Tales of Icy Trails

Arctic Tales of Icy Trails

Far out in eastern Russia, deep in the Siberian Plateau, lies one of the great waterways of the world.  The Lena is the eleventh longest river on Earth. For thousands of treacherous kilometers, she makes her way through forests and across tundra, eventually delivering her…