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Using evolution to identify cell types

Despite similarities in form, function, and even DNA, cells that appear to be related may have traversed very different evolutionary paths. Science magazine spotlights a new approach to identifying cell types based on a recent ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why some genes are highly expressed

The DNA in our cells is folded into millions of small packets, like beads on a string, allowing our two-meter linear DNA genomes to fit into a nucleus of only about 0.01 mm in diameter. However, these molecular beads, called ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Mooving manure beyond drug-resistant bacteria

Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for farmers' crops. But manure ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Environment
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Researchers discover size gene for salmon

The size of returning Atlantic salmon is largely dependent on the number of years that the salmon remains at sea before returning to spawn in the river. The genetic basis of this trait has not been previously known, making ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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