The vast little library inside your cells
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The vast little library inside your cells

Certain non-codingRNAs organize DNA and the associated cellular machinery. Each region is shown in a different jellybean-shape. Credit: Courtesy Of
'Genetic Goldmine' in Earth's Harshest Desert Could Be The Key to Feeding The Future
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'Genetic Goldmine' in Earth's Harshest Desert Could Be The Key to Feeding The Future

It is not an easy life in Chile's Atacama desert. This harsh desert is known for its hostile nature and reputation as the planet's most dry non-polar
Researchers uncover 'genetic goldmine' underlying plant resilience in extreme desert environment
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Researchers uncover 'genetic goldmine' underlying plant resilience in extreme desert environment

A Chilean research team created an unrivalled natural laboratory in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. This desert is one of the most extreme and
Nearly 90% of Human Genes Are Mentioned in Cancer Studies, And That's a Problem
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Nearly 90% of Human Genes Are Mentioned in Cancer Studies, And That's a Problem

An in-depth analysis of scientific research revealed that almost 9 out 10 genes in humans have been mentioned in at minimum one cancer-related study.
Vampire bats' 'missing' genes may help them survive on all-blood diet
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Vampire bats' 'missing' genes may help them survive on all-blood diet

Vampire bats eat a blood-only diet, which is high in protein but low in other nutrients. The Scientist Magazine reports that a new study suggests
How do plants act fast to fight off infections?
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How do plants act fast to fight off infections?

Close-up of stemrust on wheat, which is caused by a fungal pathogen. Credit: Yue Jin/USDA Kangmei Zhao of Carnegie and Sue Rhee have discovered a new
There Is at Least One Type of Virus We Should Be Very Thankful For
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There Is at Least One Type of Virus We Should Be Very Thankful For

Viruses have a poor reputation. They are the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a host of other diseases that have plagued mankind since
There Is at Least One Type of Virus We Should Be Very Thankful For
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There Is at Least One Type of Virus We Should Be Very Thankful For

Viruses have a poor reputation. They are the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a host of other diseases that have plagued mankind since
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There Is at Least One Type of Virus We Should Be Very Thankful For

Viruses have a poor reputation. They are the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a host of other diseases that have plagued mankind since
Machine learning predicts antibiotic resistance spread
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Machine learning predicts antibiotic resistance spread

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Genes can be inherited from birth, but not just through the genes themselves. Bacteria can pass genes on to one another or