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The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity

All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt to changing environments. Yet scientists do not fully understand how organisms reach a state of optimal diversity—just ...

dateMar 28, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Friction shapes zebrafish embryos

A simple ball of cells is the starting point for humans—and zebrafish. At the end of embryonic development, however, a fish and a human look very different. The biochemical signals at play have been studied extensively. ...

dateMar 27, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Understanding X-chromosome silencing in humans

Researchers have discovered new insights into how one of the two X-chromosomes is silenced during the development of female human embryos and also in lab-grown stem cells. X-chromosome silencing is essential for proper development ...

dateDec 15, 2016 in Biotechnology
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