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Tags on RNA silence X chromosome in females

The addition of a chemical tag on an RNA molecule is the critical switch that inactivates one X chromosome in every cell, ensuring healthy development in all female mammals, according to new research by Weill Cornell Medicine ...

dateSep 19, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Spain's Donana wetlands going dry, WWF warns

It's one of Europe's most important wetland reserves, a World Heritage site full of lagoons, woodlands, pristine beaches and dunes, home to more than 4,000 species including the endangered Iberian lynx.

dateSep 15, 2016 in Environment
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'Living fossil' crabs mysteriously dying in Japan

Hundreds of horseshoe crabs—known as "living fossils" as they are among the earth's oldest creatures—have washed ashore dead in southern Japan, confounding experts who study the alien-like sidewalkers.

dateSep 15, 2016 in Ecology
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Initiating DNA repair

To find out what activates SIRT6, the researchers alternately applied chemical inhibitors to human skin cells to determine which proteins were essential in getting the gene to repair the broken DNA strands. They discovered ...

dateSep 09, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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