Gene responsible for cat fur patterns could lead to designer pets
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Gene responsible for cat fur patterns could lead to designer pets

There are many different fur patterns for domestic cats Nils Jacobi/Getty Images How do tabby cats achieve their stripes? Although we know that
Prenatal gene test Nifty under international scrutiny amid links to Chinese military
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Prenatal gene test Nifty under international scrutiny amid links to Chinese military

Five countries' health regulators are looking into a prenatal test that gathers DNA from women and their foetuses to conduct research. This is after
Genes can respond to coded information in signals—or filter them out entirely
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Genes can respond to coded information in signals—or filter them out entirely

Credit: CC0 Public Domain North Carolina State University's new research shows that genes can identify and respond to light signals. It also filters
I have a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s disease – should I take a test to find out? | Lillian Hanly
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I have a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s disease – should I take a test to find out? | Lillian Hanly

My entire life I have known that I might have Huntington's disease. This is a fatal neurodegenerative condition that can lead to death. It was a
NASA officials and 'Star Trek' stars honor Gene Roddenberry's lasting legacy on his 100th birthday
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NASA officials and 'Star Trek' stars honor Gene Roddenberry's lasting legacy on his 100th birthday

A panel of NASA employees and an actor from "Star Trek" gathered virtually to celebrate diversity in honor of Gene Roddenberry's 100th birthday.
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The brain must react quickly to a threat. Its neurons make new connections to discover what could mean the difference between life or death. The
Avalo uses machine learning to accelerate the adaptation of crops to climate change – TechCrunch
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Avalo uses machine learning to accelerate the adaptation of crops to climate change – TechCrunch

The effects of climate change are affecting agriculture all around the globe. There are many solutions, but they are not always easy to find. If you
Scientists Add Human Fat Gene Into Potatoes to Make Them Grow Huge
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Scientists Add Human Fat Gene Into Potatoes to Make Them Grow Huge

The creation of better crops was possible thanks to the increased production of proteins linked with human obesity. Bulking Season Scientists
Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry to Receive Biopic
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Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry to Receive Biopic

Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, born August 19, 19 21 in El Paso (Texas), was As a child, Roddenberry was a member the Air Force during World War II and
'Frameshifting' therapy for mast cell cancers reduces size, spread
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'Frameshifting' therapy for mast cell cancers reduces size, spread

Cancer cells. Credit: Dr. Cecil Fox National Cancer Institute One potential treatment for mast cell carcinomas is to "mutate" messenger RNA (mRNA),