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How the Eastern tiger swallowtail got 'scary'

As butterflies go, the Eastern tiger swallowtail is pretty scary. Their caterpillars look more like stubby snakes, complete with a fake green head, faux black and yellow eyes, and an orange, forked, fleshy "tongue." That ...

dateFeb 12, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Improving accuracy in genome editing

Imagine a day when scientists are able to alter the DNA of organisms in the lab in the search for answers to a host of questions. Or imagine a day when doctors treat genetic disorders by administering drugs designed to alter ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Can DNA evidence fill gaps in our history books?

If you go back far enough, all people share a common ancestry. But some populations are more closely related than others based on events in the past that brought them together. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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UNESCO experts call for ban on genetic 'editing'

A UNESCO panel of scientists, philosophers, lawyers and government ministers called Monday for a halt to genetic "editing" of the human germline, warning of the danger of tampering with hereditary traits that could lead to ...

dateOct 05, 2015 in Biotechnology
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