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New thesis maps the origin of colour vision

Roughly 500 million years ago, the genome of vertebrate animals' early ancestors doubled in size, not just once but twice. This meant that suddenly there were several gene copies which were free to develop new functions. ...

dateMar 26, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Elusive mouse edges close to extinction

A University of Queensland researcher who has caught the endangered northern hopping mouse on camera for the first time believes the tiny mammal could be closer to the brink of extinction than previously thought.

dateMar 23, 2015 in Ecology
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