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2-27-2018 Betul-Kacar

Ancestral gene resurrection: Re-creating evolution by engineering an ‘instant replay switch’

Astrobiology | 
A team of scientists from the University of Arizona have engineered an instant replay switch for evolution. The technique, known ...
Challenging Mendel: Does the female egg woo sperm with specific genes?

Challenging Mendel: Does the female egg woo sperm with specific genes?

Atlantic | 
[Researcher Jon Nadeau’s] hypothesis—that the egg could woo sperm with specific genes and vice versa—is part of a growing realization ...
New species may be created by cellular 'mitonuclear conflict'

New species may be created by cellular ‘mitonuclear conflict’

Quanta | 
In the complex cells of humans and other organisms, two different genomes collaborate to sustain life. The larger genome, with ...
'We are all mutants': Why genetic testing struggles to provide answers

‘We are all mutants’: Why genetic testing struggles to provide answers

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Genetic tests often can help us diagnose disorders and determine risk factors for disease. But uncertainties surrounding genetic mutations makes ...

Synthetic biologists fight snake venom with engineered DNA

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When the medical charity ...

Organic and conventional farmer walk into a bar…

Smithsonian | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. People are becoming less ...

Stomach bug just a few small mutations away from Black Plague

Quanta | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Each year, 4 million ...

Do gut bacteria play role in eating disorders?

Daily Beast | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Our guts are home ...

What do ants and your brain have in common?

Nautilus | 
Each of the brain’s 86 billion neurons can be connected to many thousands of others. When a neuron fires, it ...

Genetic explanation for short stature in humans

National Geographic | 
It's not another tall tale: Evolutionary biologists have developed a new understanding of the genetic basis of short stature in ...

Gene changes, diabetes continuing legacy of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge

Daily Beast | 
Cambodia’s diabetes clinics are overflowing. On its surface, it looks like little more than another country’s growing pains as it ...

Height might be hazardous to your health

Discover | 
In many areas of life, tall people seem to get all the benefits. On average, they earn more money. They ...

Researchers find gene for rooster’s sex organ size

Discover | 
The following is an excerpt. Given the chicken’s agricultural importance, scientists long knew that, like 97% of bird species, roosters ...