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The genetic breakthrough in cereal crops could help improve yields worldwide

Plant geneticist Rajan Sekhon conducts research in a field near Clemson University's Student Organic Farm. Picture credits: Pete Martin / College of Science A team of scientists at Clemson University has achieved a breakthrough in the genetics of crop aging that could dramatically impact the future of food security in the age of climate change. Collaborative research investigating the genetic …

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Convergent Development: Neanderthal and woolly mammoths may share common genetic traits

A new study from Tel Aviv University suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals of African descent – woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved on the Arctic Peninsula of Eurasia about 600,000 years ago, and Neanderthals, highly skilled early humans, that evolved early Developed in Europe about 400,000 years ago – common molecular characteristics of adaptation to cold …

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Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at the age of 92

In this snapshot of October 8, 2002, Sydney Brenner, a professor at the Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley, California, is showing a press conference in Munich. Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who has helped decipher the genetic code and whose research on a roundworm has laid the foundation for decades of human disease research, has died. The Salk Institute for Biological …

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FDA Warns Virginia Lab against Illegally Marketing Unproven Genetic Testing

Copyright: AP A series of genetic tests designed to predict a person's response to certain drugs is being developed by their manufacturer, Inova Genomics illegally markets Laboratory because the tests are not supported by scientific data, claims the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA yesterday sent a warning letter to Inova, advising the Virginia-based medical company not to market …

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Scientists call for a ban on genetic modification in humans – BGR

It has been months since Chinese geneticist He Jiankui announced to the world that he has genetically modified human embryos that were then born and gave birth to twin girls. His work, which was heavily criticized from all corners of the scientific community, put him in custody and could even face the death penalty if all is said and done. …

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Study reveals genetic switches that control the process of whole-body regeneration – ScienceDaily

When it comes to regeneration, some animals are able to perform amazingly well. If you cut off a salamander's leg, it will regrow. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails for distraction and later grow up again. Other animals continue the process. Planarian worms, jellyfish and sea anemones can regenerate their entire body after being cut in half, revealing a …

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Mother, a child with genetic skin disease, started the flight from American Airlines to Dallas Airlines

She told the flight crew that she and her son have a rare genetic disorder known as ichthyosis that results in dry, flaky and sometimes thickened skin. American Airlines of Fort Worth made a statement to Fox Carolina, a Greenville-based television broadcaster, apologizing for the incident and saying that it is investigating. "Our goal at American Airlines is to create …

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