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Many animals steal defenses from bacteria: Microbe toxin genes have jumped to ticks, mites and other animals

Posted by External 25 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Bacteria compete for resources in the environment by injecting deadly toxins into their rivals. Researcher have now discovered that many animals steal toxins from bacteria to fight unwanted microbes growing on them. Genes for these toxins have jumped from bacterial to animals. These genes are now permanently incorporated into the genomes of these animals. Deer ticks, which can carry Lyme disease, Read More
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Ancient genetic program employed in more than just fins and limbs: Hox genes provide blueprint for a diversity of body plan features

Posted by External 30 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers have found that the Hox gene program, responsible for directing the development of fins and limbs, is also utilized to develop other body part features of vertebrates, such as barbels and vents in fish. The research indicates that this genetic program, which dates back at least 440-480 million years, is older and more widely utilized than previously thought. Read More
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Spooky! Human Brain Waves Control Mouse Genes

Posted by External 38 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Electrical activity from people's thoughts can be used to turn on artificial gene networks in the brain. Read More
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Jumping Genes and Cichlids' Egg-Spots: How Evolution Creates new Characteristics

Posted by External 71 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The evolution of new traits with novel functions has always posed a challenge to evolutionary biology. Studying the color markings of cichlid fish, scientists were now able to show what triggered these evolutionary innovations, namely: a mobile genetic element in the regulatory region of a color gene. Read More
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Is Booze Tasty, or Bitter? Your Genes Decide

Posted by External 87 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows. Read More
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Vampire Plant Sucks Victim's Genes While Feeding

Posted by External 127 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Like an herbivorous Count Dracula, a snakelike vine coils around its leafy victim, punctures its stem and proceeds to suck out its life juices. Read More
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Is Musical Talent Rooted in Genes?

Posted by External 136 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Some aspects of musical talent are built into the genes, and perhaps cannot be improved much upon with practice, researchers said. Read More
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Otzi 'The Iceman' Had Heart Disease Genes

Posted by External 142 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Ötzi the Iceman, a Neolithic man preserved in the ice of the Austrian Alps, had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. Read More
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