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Do conservation scientists work too hard?

An international study of the work habits of conservation biologists suggests that they do work very hard—producing a substantial amount of work late at night and over weekends. The results have been published ...

dateAug 13, 2013 in Other
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Why guppies have genital claws

New research from evolutionary biologists at the University of Toronto shows that the male guppy grows claws on its genitals to make it more difficult for unreceptive females to get away during mating.

dateAug 02, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Fly study finds two new drivers of RNA editing

RNA editing gives organisms a way to adapt the instructions that their DNA provides for making proteins. Few people would have described RNA editing as a simple process, but a new paper in Nature Communications demons ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Fungi collection key in identifying diseases

A collection of fungi maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) played a crucial role in helping scientists identify the specific fungus causing an anthracnose disease discovered in a southern ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Ecology
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Undoing a hairpin doubles gene activity

Male fruit flies have one X chromosome per cell, females have two. So genes on the male X must work twice as hard to produce the same amount of protein as its female counterparts. An LMU team has found a ...

dateJul 29, 2013 in Biotechnology
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