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June 7, 2015
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Shape-shifting molecule tricks viruses into mutating themselves to death

A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus’ genetic material. The findings from the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology … Continue reading

June 26, 2012
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Humans Have Love-Hate Relationship With the Environment

James Watson, a UA anthropologist, has published chapters describing how long-term environmental trends encourage stable adaptations within local environments. Human/environment interactions have a history as long as the existence of our species on the planet. Hominid ancestors began polluting their … Continue reading

February 6, 2011
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DNA Caught Rock ‘n Rollin’

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— DNA, that marvelous, twisty molecule of life, has an alter ego, research at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine reveals. On rare occasions, its building blocks “rock and roll,” deforming the familiar double … Continue reading