Archive: 26/11/2010

Sex and the single chromosome

Is there value to sex? For higher organisms, absolutely. Animals, plants and fungi that reproduce only by cloning are scarce as hen's teeth, suggesting the gene shuffling of sex pays handsome dividends.

dateNov 26, 2010 in Biotechnology
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In Brief: Guiding cancer cells to their fate

It is often said that the best way to spur change is to work within the system. Here, researchers create control devices based on RNA, which can be used to synthetically rewire cellular behavior, making the cells more sensitive ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Cancer
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Asian carp create nagging fear in Lake Erie towns

Well before dawn, Todd Loop takes his fishing tug onto Lake Erie in pursuit of yellow perch, walleye and other delicacies — a livelihood that has sustained his family for three generations but faces a future as murky ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Ecology
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Ex-UN climate chief: Cancun won't bring success

(AP) -- The former U.N. climate chief says he doesn't expect the upcoming summit in Cancun, Mexico, to produce big results and is encouraging delegates to focus on reaching small goals rather trying to secure a major treaty.

dateNov 26, 2010 in Environment
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