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February 10, 2012

 

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How Neanderthals Fought Disease

Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.

November 14, 2011

 

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The DNA Whodunnit

Today, recombinant DNA is used to make insulin and the clotting factors hemophiliacs need. Who made this amazing discovery?

September 19, 2011

 

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Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.

June 14, 2011

 

African Elephant playing in the water

New Elephant Species Discovered

Scientists suspected that two populations, African savannah and African forest elephants, were separate species because of their size differences.

May 2, 2011

 

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Bomb Sniffing Plants, Yes, Really.

Turning white in response to chemicals, bomb sniffing plants may be a new form of defense.

February 17, 2011

 

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Cancer Cells And Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

September 23, 2010

 

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Tastier Chocolate On The Way Now That Cacao Tree Genome Sequenced

Scientific research is awesome when chocolate is involved! Learn what scientists are doing to understand the inner workings of the Theobroma cacao tree.

September 6, 2010

 

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Fighting Crime with Doggie DNA

Forensic scientists are now using dogs' DNA to help stop dogfighting and abuse.

August 14, 2010

 

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Evidence Found for the First Domesticated Donkeys

The ancient ancestor of the modern donkey is actually still alive today!

June 24, 2010

 

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From Fins To Feet

Scientists are connecting the dots in the evolutionary journey from sea to soil.

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