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Ancient amber encases animals and DNA

Washington Post | 
In the 1993 film “Jurassic Park,” miners discover a mosquito entombed in a red-yellow substance, supposedly carrying the DNA of ...
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Genetics of the human gut microbiome might be the next big thing

Slate | 
Even genetically similar individuals play host to vastly different communities of gut bacteria, a study says--a reminder of how little ...

The human genome’s mapped. Where are all the miracle drugs?

Slate | 
Sequencing the human genome seemed like a discovery so important that it couldn’t be overhyped—we had, after all, transcribed the ...

Organic farming may be less energy intensive

Washington Post | 
The Rodale Institute , which promotes organic farming, has been investigating this question for more than 30 years. It grows ...
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