World of Biology

Read about research projects being conducted at Arizona State University. Many of the articles you find on this page are written by graduate students in the life sciences departments. The list is always growing so be sure to come back and visit often.

Scuba diver marine research
Written by: 
Patrick McGurrin

We hear about biologists studying everything from tiny organisms to whole ecosystems. But how can the role of a biologist be so broad? Let's take a closer look at what biologists do and how you can become a biologist.
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Nucleotide bases
Written by: 
Ally Carr

You may have heard that the instructions for life are within your DNA and the DNA of any living thing. But how does DNA relate to a genome?

GMOs
Written by: 
Jeremiah Molinaro

GMO might sound like a hard-to-understand name. But taking a quick look into the world of genetic modification will hopefully make it all a bit easier to understand.

A classroom Globe
Written by: 
Heather Triplett

Where in the world is Kazakhstan (Ka-zakh-ston)? This may be a puzzling question to some, but no longer. This story we will help put the pieces together.

Illustration showing rewilded grey wolf
Written by: 
Challie Facemire
Humans change the world around us in many ways, cutting down trees, building roads, using resources. But what happens when we try to restore some of the things an area has lost? And should we try to do so?
jigsaw sail boat
Written by: 
Corinne Corte

Imagine you are on a sailing ship in 1747. You left England only a couple of months ago and you felt fine. Now you are so tired you can barely walk. Dr. Lind wants to discover what is causing you so much pain that you can't work.

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