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The genes that made whales gigantic

New research published in Scientific Reports reveals the genes that likely allowed whales to grow to giant sizes compared to their ancestors. The findings highlight the role of four genes (called GHSR, IGFBP7, NCAPG, and ...

The hardy wild grass that could save our bread

An obscure species of wild grass contains "blockbuster" disease resistance that can be cross bred into wheat to give immunity against one of the deadliest crop pathogens.

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