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Latest Mutation Stories

Mutant Champions Save Vulnerable Species From Almost-certain Extinction
2013-02-20 12:52:16

Species facing widespread and rapid environmental changes can sometimes evolve quickly enough to dodge the extinction bullet.

2013-02-20 12:22:10

A genetically mosaic Eucalyptus tree is able to control which leaves are saved from predation because of alterations in its genes.

2013-02-19 15:32:01

Imagine two steel springs identical in look and composition but that perform differently because each was tempered at a different rate.

Scientist Recommends Research Method Change For Evolutionary Biology
2013-02-16 08:11:00

A biologist at Emory University says evolutionary biologists need to shift their focus from present-day molecules to synthesized, ancestral ones.

Genetic Variation Helped Humans Evolve, Adapt To Climate Changes
2013-02-15 10:05:03

New light has been shed on a genetic variation that may have played a key role in human evolution by two studies published by an international group of researchers this week in the journal Cell.

2013-02-12 14:01:58

A 23andMe study of consumers' reactions to genetic testing found that even when the tests revealed high-risk mutations in individuals, those individuals had few negative reactions to the news.

2013-02-06 23:01:59

Beneficial Mutations have still not been found in the wild, though their existence was confidently predicted in the 1940s.

2013-02-05 10:32:23

Mutations which affect the gene ASXL3 cause a novel syndrome similar to Bohring-Opitz syndrome.

2013-02-05 10:28:21

Surprising result suggests that enhancing these mutations’ impact could offer a new way to treat cancer.


Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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