Archive: 07/10/2008

Researchers Engineer Self-Destructing Virus

University of Arizona researchers have sown the seeds of a virus' destruction in its own genetic code – or rather, in the genetic code of the organisms it seeks to infect. Their work could improve both the ...

Jul 10, 2008 5 / 5 (4) 0

Long Wait Before Next China Quake?

A new analysis of the setting for May's devastating earthquake in China shows that the quake resulted from faults with little seismic activity--and that similar events in that area occur, on average, only ...

Jul 10, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0

Forest birds evolved early, DNA shows

(PhysOrg.com) -- Evolution seems to have happened in fits and starts -- at least that's what the fossil record shows. From trilobites to pterodactyls, ammonites to Archaeopteryx, scientists find the same pattern: ...

Jul 10, 2008 3.9 / 5 (9) 3

Genes could solve pollution mysteries

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time identified environmental pollutants by looking at the genes of a small, freshwater crustacean. This new gene-based ...

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