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Study Identifies New Hidden Gene in COVID-19 Virus Overlapping gene in SARS-CoV-2 may have affected its biology and ability to spread. November 10, 2020 All New Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals to Open on February 17, 2021 Permanent halls to include new temporary exhibition space, the Melissa and Keith Meister Gallery. October 28, 2020 Newly Discovered Gene May Give "Sea Pickles" Their Glow Finding could be first bioluminescent gene identified in a chordate. October 20, 2020 Seeking Ancient Rainforests Through Modern Mammal Diets A new study finds that the paradigm used to identify closed-canopy rainforests through dietary signatures needs to be reassessed. October 5, 2020 U.S. National Science Foundation Awards Three Grants to Museum Scientists Scientists have received three grants to conduct research in wide-ranging areas. October 1, 2020 Process That Might Have Lead to First Organic Molecules New research could have relevance to search for extraterrestrial life. September 8, 2020 Mastodons Took Frequent Trips North When Climate Changed New ancient DNA study finds that northern mastodon populations were less genetically diverse and more vulnerable to extinction. September 1, 2020 Reopening Announcement In anticipation of reopening, the Museum announces new operating days and hours and ticketing procedures. July 31, 2020 Growing Up Trilobite New study describes growth rate of one of the most common and abundant trilobites. July 15, 2020 Tiny Ancient Relative of Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs Discovered New study suggests a miniaturized origin for some of the largest animals ever to live on earth. July 6, 2020 AMNH Requests the Equestrian Statue on Central Park West Be Moved The Museum has requested that the Equestrian Statue, which sits on NYC public park land in front of its entrance, be moved. June 21, 2020 First Dinosaurs Laid Soft-Shelled Eggs New study suggests that hard-shelled eggs evolved at least three times in dinosaur family tree. June 17, 2020
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