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Researchers in China are reporting that they have found a way to determine which somatic cells -- or differentiated body cells -- that have been...
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the decade-old mystery of why human embryonic stem cells are so difficult to culture in the...
With few exceptions, all known forms of life on our planet rely on the same genetic code to specify the amino acid composition of proteins. Although...
A University of British Columbia doctoral candidate has discovered a previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic...
If you consider yourself to be too short or too tall, things are looking up, or down, depending on your vertical disposition. New research published...
Deep under the Mediterranean Sea small animals have been discovered that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by 'poisonous'...
A team of scientists led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) has discovered a brand new group of molecules which could help fight the spread of...
In a first-of-its-kind experiment, the unique conditions of spaceflight will be used to examine how cells remain healthy or succumb to disease,...
Imagine being able to image life as it happens by capturing video of the embryonic heart before it begins beating. A professor at the University of...
How can the "resurrection fern" survive a loss of as much as 95 % of its water content? Drought can take a serious toll on plants and animals alike...

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