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When Dave Micklos and his colleagues launched Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s first DNA Learning Center Web site, Micklos said they just wanted to “get a little information online about our institution.” Fifteen years later, that Web site has grown into a portal to 18 different content areas, offering fascinating, interactive genetics learning experiences to more than 7 million viewers a year.

New research into the genealogies of early Canadian pioneers suggests that the settlers who were first to colonize a new region produced more offspring than the settlers who followed them.