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A tail of gene expression

Messenger molecules that convey instructions from DNA to protein factories for protein synthesis require special molecular tails for their stability and function. Now, a team of scientists from the Institute for Stem Cell ...

dateSep 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Experts warn booming seaweed industry

A rising number of valuable uses being found for seaweed—from food and fertilizer to pharmaceuticals and industrial gels—is driving the rapid growth of an industry that could easily and needlessly drop into some of the ...

dateSep 04, 2016 in Ecology
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'Ghost snake' discovered in Madagascar

Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it "ghost snake" for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. They found the ghost snake on a recently opened path within the well-traveled Ankarana National ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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The Genesis project—new life on exoplanets

Can life be transplanted to planets outside our solar system that are not permanently inhabitable? This is the question with which Professor Dr. Claudius Gros from the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Goethe University ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Astronomy
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