How The Pufferfish Got Its Spines

An international team of biologists has found that homologs of genes involved in hair and feather formation in other vertebrates are responsible for pufferfish spine development.

Sydney Brenner, ‘father of the worm’ and decoder of DNA, dies at 92

Known for his sharp wit, visionary thinking and versatility, Brenner made many seminal contributions to molecular biology over the course of a seven-decade career.

Why Does Deadly Pufferfish Taste So Good?

Researchers in China have identified the key compounds responsible for the exotic taste of pufferfish.