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A 'wild card' in your genes

The human genome and the endowments of genes in other animals and plants are like a deck of poker cards containing a "wild card" that in a genetic sense introduces an element of variety and surprise that has a key role in ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Biochemistry
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New light shed on cell division

Genes control everything from eye color to disease susceptibility, and inheritance - the passing of the genes from generation to generation after they have been duplicated - depends on centromeres. Located in the little pinched ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Image: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543)

Three thousand light years from Earth, the Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is a sight that draws in the human eye. In this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, numerous bubbles are visible – shapes generated by the ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Astronomy
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