Evolution Update

Evolution Update

Michael Olvera


Michael is currently a postbacc at UCSF using CRISPRi for disease modeling.

Articles by Michael Olvera

The Curious Case of the Octopus Brain as Told by Evolution
New interdisciplinary research underlines how traits among the octopus genome allows for their unprecedented intelligence and camouflage abilities.

A New Piece of the Puzzle Shows How Snakes Lost Their Legs
Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have discovered a four-legged fossil believed to be an ancestor to modern day snakes.

Native Americans from Down Under: Study Links the First Americans to Australia
According to a recent study, early indigenous Americans may have come from two distinct populations that both traveled across an ancient land bridge almost 15,000 years ago.