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Scientists Discover ‘Junk’ DNA Not So Junk

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be “junk DNA,” plays a crucial role in…

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Africa Produces Its First Ancient Human Genome

A 4,500-year-old skull has produced Africa’s first ancient human genome. DNA studies suggest the Middle Eastern farmers had migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago and left traces of their Eurasian…

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License Sought to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Researchers from the newly opened Francis Crick Institute in London, have applied to the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to genetically modify human embryos. If successful it would be…

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Science Steps in Against the Illegal Ivory Trade

There are approximately 50,000 African elephants being killed each year, and this is from a population of fewer than 500,000 animals. The poaching of ivory is driving elephants to extinction, but…