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Robots show the evolution of altruism

Scientists in Switzerland have pieced together the puzzle on the evolution of unselfish behaviour. They simulated genetic evolution over hundreds of generations by using simple robots, providing evidence of kin selection. ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Robotics
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Mapping Tumor Heterogeneity With Quantum Dots

( -- One important discovery made about cancer over the past decade is that as a tumor develops, the molecular identity of its cells begins to diverge. As a result, any given tumor is likely to contain groups ...

dateMay 25, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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New tool for breaking the epigenetic code

( -- For the last dozen years, scientists have known that minuscule strings of genetic material called small RNA are critically important to our genetic makeup. But finding out what they do hasn’t been easy. ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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