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Earthworms can reproduce in Mars soil simulant

Two young worms are the first offspring in a Mars soil experiment at Wageningen University & Research. Biologist Wieger Wamelink found them in a Mars soil simulant that he obtained from NASA. At the start he only added adult ...

dateNov 27, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Fast-forward aging due to DNA damage

The heredity substance DNA is the blueprint of our life. Like an instruction manual it contains all the information needed for cells and the body to function properly. In the process, the DNA is always exposed to threats ...

dateAug 30, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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