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  • Posted on July 1, 2016
    The Island of Giant Mice

    Gough Island is home to the biggest
    mice on Earth. Genetics professor
    Bret Payseur and his team are coming
    closer to figuring out why.

  • Posted on June 9, 2015
    The Fox, the Coyote­—and We Badgers

    Growing populations of these animals on campus and in the city have inspired a new study aimed at living better together

  • Posted on November 20, 2013
    Making It Personal

    A CALS capstone class in genetics encourages students to explore their own genomes.

  • Posted on June 18, 2013
    Protecting our Pollinators

    Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

  • Posted on October 12, 2012
    KnowHow: how birds find their way

    It’s a great biological mystery—how millions of migratory birds make epic journeys between their breeding and wintering grounds every year, rarely losing their way.

  • Posted on July 30, 2009
    The Grow Dozen: 12 Alumni who are making a difference in wildlife biology

    12 Alumni who are making a difference in wildlife biology.

  • Posted on October 18, 2007
    Unfolding the Prion Mystery

    To help control the deadly rise of CWD among Wisconsin’s deer herd, Joel Pedersen went hunting for the source of the infection. His studies of the strange protein behind the disease are uncovering surprising answers––and new questions.