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Can synthetic biology save wildlife?

What effects will the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology have on the conservation of nature? The ecological and ethical challenges stemming from this question will require a new dialogue between members of the synthetic ...

Apr 02, 2013
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Louse genetics offer clues on human migrations

A new genetic analysis of human lice from across the world sheds light on the global spread of these parasites, their potential for disease transmission and insecticide resistance. The results are published February 27 in ...

Feb 27, 2013
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Hailstones reveal life in a storm cloud

It isn't life on Mars, but researchers have found a rich diversity of microbial life and chemicals in the ephemeral habitat of a storm cloud, according to a study published January 23 in the open access journal ...

Jan 23, 2013
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