Archive: 08/25/2008

Study: DNA barcoding in danger of 'ringing up' wrong species

DNA barcoding is a movement to catalog all life on earth by a simple standardized genetic tag, similar to stores labeling products with unique barcodes. The effort promises foolproof food inspection, improved border security, ...

Aug 25, 2008
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Researchers find monkeys enjoy giving to others

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have shown capuchin monkeys, just like humans, find giving to be a satisfying experience. This finding comes on the coattails of a recent imaging ...

Aug 25, 2008
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Researchers develop drought-tolerant corn

At the end of the day, drought tolerance in corn has to equate to good yields and good quality, not just good looks, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.

Aug 25, 2008
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Gene that causes childhood cancer neuroblastoma is found

Scientists have discovered gene mutations that are the main cause of the inherited version of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. In addition, the researchers found that the same mutations play a significant role in high-risk ...

Aug 25, 2008
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