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Some genes 'foreign' in origin and not from our ancestors

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Many animals, including humans, acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times, according to new research. The study challenges conventional views that animal evolution relies solely on genes passed down through ancestral lines, suggesting that, at least in some lineages, the process is still ongoing. Read More
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Sea slug has taken genes from algae it eats, allowing it to photosynthesize like a plant

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time 'feeding' on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study. The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald green sea slug's chromosomes have some genes that come from the algae it eats. Read More
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Antibiotics, bacteria, resistance genes found in dust from feedlots

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers are beginning to understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel aerially. "Everyone is fairly certain antibiotic resistance comes from extensive use of antibiotics in animal-based agriculture. About 70 percent of all antibiotics used are for animal agricultural purposes. Overuse contributes to antibiotic resistance. But how does it happen? How does it get from where the drugs are Read More
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How Genes and Environment Conspire to Trigger Diabetes

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Environmental factors such as diet may alter the expression of genes to cause, and reverse diabetes, new research finds. Read More
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Environment, not genes, dictates human immune variation, study finds

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — A study of twins shows that our environment, more than our heredity, plays the starring role in determining the state of our immune system, the body's primary defense against disease. This is especially true as we age, the study indicates. Read More
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Wine Grapes Get New Genes to Fight Blight

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Growing winegrapes may be the most backward form of horticulture that exists. Read More
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Whale Genes Offer Hints to Longer Lifespans

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Researchers have charted the bowhead whale's genome in a search for genes that fight off aging. Read More
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Cholera Bacteria Spear Their Prey to Grab Genes

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http://feedproxy.google.com — The bacteria that cause cholera grab genes from other organisms in a particularly predatory way: They spear neighboring cells with a poison-tipped spike. Read More
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