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March 16, 2013
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Study Shows How One Insect Got Its Wings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have delved deeper into the evolutionary history of the fruit fly than ever before to reveal the genetic activity that led to the development of wings – a key to the insect’s ability to survive. The … Continue reading

October 28, 2012
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University of Toronto Study Demonstrates Impact of Adversity on Early Life Development

Study part of growing body of knowledge surrounding gene-environment interplay TORONTO, ON – It is time to put the nature versus nurture debate to rest and embrace growing evidence that it is the interaction between biology and environment in early … Continue reading

September 14, 2012
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Immune Systems of ‘Bubble Babies’ Restored by Gene Therapy, UCLA Researchers Find

UCLA stem cell researchers have found that a gene therapy regimen can safely restore immune systems to children with so-called “bubble boy” disease, a life-threatening condition that if left untreated can be fatal within one to two years. In the … Continue reading

July 10, 2012
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Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria Aids or Kills, Depending on Chance

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Living in the guts of worms are seemingly innocuous bacteria that contribute to their survival. With a flip of a switch, however, these same bacteria transform from harmless microbes into deadly insecticides. In the current issue … Continue reading

July 1, 2012
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Chromosome Painting: Discovering beauty in DNA

Everyone has a genetic story. For artist Geraldine Ondrizek, an art professor at Portland’s Reed College, her story begins with the tragic loss of her child to a condition caused by a genetic anomaly. It’s a story that starts with … Continue reading

June 27, 2012
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UCLA Biologists Reveal Potential ‘Fatal Flaw’ In Iconic Sexual Selection Study

A classic study from more than 60 years ago suggesting that males are more promiscuous and females more choosy in selecting mates may, in fact, be wrong, say life scientists who are the first to repeat the historic experiment using … Continue reading

April 14, 2011
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Circadian Rhythms Spark Plants’ Ability to Survive Freezing Weather

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Just as monarch butterflies depend on circadian cues to begin their annual migration, so do plants to survive freezing temperatures. All living things – humans, animals, plants, microbes – are influenced by circadian rhythms, which are … Continue reading