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Octopuses can manipulate their own genes, perhaps to solve problems

Popular Science | 
Cephalopods...can solve a shocking number of complex puzzles, suggesting a cognition that rivals those found in the vertebrate world—even though ...

Climate change, human activity causing brain damage in sea lions

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Sea lions are in ...
GMO free zone

‘GMO-free’ marketing: Targeting your health or your wallet?

Washington Post | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Companies are changing their ...

Imperfect vaccines may be making viruses stronger

Washington Post | 
The vaccines widely used by humans today — especially those used to protect children against mumps, measles, and other potentially deadly ...

Genetically engineered herpes virus offers hope for skin cancer treatment

Washington Post | 
In a few months time, those suffering from skin cancer may find an unlikely hero in their treatment regimen: herpes. A ...

Are men really necessary to evolution of a species?

Washington Post | 
Sex is a messy, inefficient method of reproducing, but most multicellular organisms have evolved to rely on a partner regardless ...

Lactose tolerance evolved much later than previously believed

Washington Post | 
As early humans shifted from hunting and gathering to agriculture, their genomes shifted, too. But according to new research, the ...

Moving closer to GM cup of coffee

Washington Post | 
A consortium of scientists announced in Science that they've sequenced the coffee genome for the first time. By determining all of the ...

Birds come from ‘fastest-evolving’ dinosaurs

Washington Post | 
If almost all dinosaurs had feathers, as recent studies have indicated, what determined which ones would evolve into birds? According to new ...