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Cephalopods Evolve Differently From the Rest of Us, Study Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: marine biology, octopi, DNA, genetics )

Freya
- 190 days ago - mentalfloss.com
The octopus is an animal with a seemingly endless amount of weird and wonderful traits, all the way down to its DNA. A new report published in the journal Cell has revealed yet another bizarre facet of cephalopod biology: the way they update their genes.
David Suzuki: Cultural and Ecosystem Diversity Key to Resilience
Science & Tech  (tags: David Suzuki, diversity, culture, ecosystem, resilience, Genetics )

Judy
- 407 days ago - desmog.ca
When we started looking at highly evolved species such as fruit flies, we thought we would find that their genes had been honed through selection over time, so they would be relatively homogeneous within single species. This was not the case.
Where Our Eyes Get Their Color
Science & Tech  (tags: science, humans, research, eyes, eye color, genetics, scientists, health, interesting )

Carrie
- 476 days ago - qz.com
Every time I hear about getting lost in someone's eyes, I roll my own. They're just a body part, after all. And yet the way we get our eye color is actually pretty interesting.
Shedding Light on the Dark Matter of the Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO's, GMO crops, Genetic Engineering, genetics, Junk dna, genome, Dark genome, biotechnology, Bio Teck. Bio hacking, Crispr )

Steven L
- 513 days ago - sciencedaily.com
What used to be dismissed by many as junk DNA is back with a vengeance as growing data points to the importance of non coding RNAs (ncRNAs)
A ManâEUR(TM)s Discovery of Bones Under His Pub Could Forever Change What We Know About the Irish | National Post
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, history, Linguistics, genetics, DNA, Genomes, Ancient Cultures, Celts, Ireland, Europe, science, technology, research )

Cat
- 578 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
A right game changer! Ten years ago, an Irish pub owner was clearing land for a driveway when his digging exposed an unusually large flat stone. The stone, in turn, obscured a dark gap underneath.
Gaza Medical Team Achieves Victory Over Genetic Disorder
Science & Tech  (tags: Sanfilippo Syndrome, Gaza Strip, genetic disease, PGD, Gaza medical team, genetics, medical breakthrough, science, world, health, discovery, GeneticEngineering, medicine, news )

Jess
- 678 days ago - middleeastmonitor.com
Gaza doctors have achieved unprecedented success as they were able to prevent a child from being born with Sanfilippo Syndrome
China's Cloned Cows: Meat on the Table or Environmental Disaster?
Science & Tech  (tags: Cloning, Food security, Agriculture, The meat industry, Farming, Food, China, Asia Pacific, Food science, Genetics )

Judy
- 681 days ago - theguardian.com
Plans to clone cattle to meet China's growing demand for beef threaten to take the country down a dangerous road to pollution, food insecurity and ill health
Scotland to Issue Formal Ban on Genetically Modified Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: GM, Farming, Agriculture, Genetics, Scotland, Scottish National party (SNP), Scottish politics )

Judy
- 798 days ago - theguardian.com
Ministers aim to use recent EU powers to opt out of a regime that is expected to see greater commercial use of GM crops around Europe
Could These Piglets Become Britain's First Commercially Viable GM Animals?
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetics, Farming, Rural affairs, Biology )

Judy
- 846 days ago - theguardian.com
Pigs 'edited' with a warthog gene to resist African swine fever could help spawn GM animal farms in the UK. These pigs have flourescent snouts.
Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos
Science & Tech  (tags: genetics, gene therapy, dna )

Judy
- 906 days ago - npr.org
For the first time, scientists have edited DNA in human embryos, a highly controversial step long considered off limits.
Will We Ever... Clone a Mammoth?
Science & Tech  (tags: cience & Environment, Cloning, Extinction, Genetics )

Ray
- 1043 days ago - bbc.com
Bringing the prehistoric animal back to life will require dexterity with DNA, a slice of luck and an intimate knowledge of an elephant's reproductive system.
Cloning Timeline: Which Animals and When?
Science & Tech  (tags: Science & Environment, Health, Cloning, Extinction, Genetics, Infographic )

Ray
- 1043 days ago - bbc.com
Fifteen years ago a sheep called Dolly arrived into our world and caused a sensation. A living, breathing (and bleating) sheep created from an adult cell, Dolly was not the first animal to be cloned, but she became the most famous.
Interactive Map Reveals How Fallen European Empires Have Left Their Lasting Stamp on the World's Gene-Pools
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA, discovery, research, science, scientists, genetics )

Carol
- 1340 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
DNA footprints left in the wake of ancient warriors can unravel long-held secrets about a country's past.
Novel Genetic Patterns May Make Us Rethink Biology and Individuality
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Genetics, DNA )

Timothy
- 1437 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Interesting read about new study on DNA!
Gene Variant Predicts Time of Death
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, genetics, health, death, humans, study )

Michael
- 1758 days ago - cbc.ca
Scientists who study genetic mutations and the body's "circadian clock" say they have found a variant that determines the time of day a person is most likely to die.
 

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