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Shutdown could further endanger whales

Added: 23.01.2019 21:18 | 9 views | 0 comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to respond to marine mammals such as whales and seals when the animals are in trouble

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CRISPR/Cas9 used to control genetic inheritance in mice

Added: 23.01.2019 18:17 | 1 views | 0 comments

Using active genetics technology, biologists have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal. The achievement in mice lays the groundwork for further advances based on this technology, including biomedical research on human disease. Future animal models may be possible of complex human genetic diseases, like arthritis and cancer, which are not currently possible.

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Core set of genes explain why some animals stick to one mate at a time

Added: 23.01.2019 17:19 | 15 views | 0 comments

Across a wide range of species, from mice to fish, a common set of genetic changes appear to be linked to monogamous behaviour

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How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature

Added: 23.01.2019 13:22 | 15 views | 0 comments

New research in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences might explain color variation in other animals, from lions to birds. Further, the findings could also provide evolutionary biologists clues about whether rising global temperatures might adversely affect some species.

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Exclusive: 600-million-year old blobs are earliest animals ever found

Added: 23.01.2019 10:40 | 16 views | 0 comments

Fossils in China suggest that that some of the first animals in existence may have been carnivorous comb jellies similar to some species that still exist today

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New skin test detects prion infection before symptoms appear

Added: 22.01.2019 20:18 | 2 views | 0 comments

Prions can infect both humans and animals, causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in elk and deer. The infectious, misfolded protein particles often go undetected as they destroy brain tissue, causing memory loss, mobility issues, and ultimately death. Preclinical detection of prions has proven difficult, but new research suggests skin samples hold early signs of prion disease that precede neurologic symptoms.

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