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5 Things You Didn't Know About Milk

5 Things You Didn't Know About Milk | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The strange, the technological, and the cultural history of milk.
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excerpt: "then and now, organic or conventional, raw or pasteurized, pure milk is neither wholly a product of nature nor wholly dependent on human labor and technologies. Milk purity requires the action of human forces and technology, like refrigeration and inspection, and nonhuman ones, such as the grasses that power cows’ bodies and the bulls that impregnate them."

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Mark Lynas: truth, treachery and GM food

Mark Lynas: truth, treachery and GM food | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Mark Lynas spent years destroying genetically modified crops in the name of the environment. Now he's told the world that he was wrong. So why did he change his mind?
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Monsanto buys big data weather company to boost yields and profit

Monsanto buys big data weather company to boost yields and profit | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Agriculture giant Monsanto has announced acquisition of the Climate Corporation, a climate data research company, expecting that its info will help farmers maximize crop yields with fewer resources.

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Research | Columbia News

Research | Columbia News | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

A human nose has the remarkable ability to distinguish among more than 10,000 smells. How it does that was long an enigma until University Professor Richard Axel and his researchers discovered a pool of more than 1,000 different genes that encode olfactory receptors in the nose. This is believed to be the largest gene family in the human genome.

 
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from the article: "His research with Buck combined molecular genetics with neuroscience in order to approach the previously tenuous relationship between genes, perception and behavior. They asked how the brain builds an internal representation of the external sensory world and how the recognition of olfactory stimuli might lead to meaningful thoughts and behaviors."

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Scientists untangle connection between genes, behavior - Boston Globe

Scientists untangle connection between genes, behavior - Boston Globe | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Boston Globe Scientists untangle connection between genes, behavior Boston Globe For years, scientists have been trying to untangle the complicated connections between genes and behavior, knowing that just as DNA gives rise to physical traits, it...
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DNA of Oldest Flowering Plant Solves Darwin's Evolution Mystery

DNA of Oldest Flowering Plant Solves Darwin's Evolution Mystery | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
One of Darwin's mysteries may have been solved thanks to the sequenced genome of the Amborella plant. Scientists have discovered why flowers suddenly proliferated on Earth millions of years ago.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:55 AM

We are learning so much about our world and how it has developed through the study of genomics, as indicated by researcher Brad Barbazuk's comment on the sequencing of the Amborella plant, "This work provides the first global insight as to how flowering plants are genetically different from all other plants on Earth."

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Cancer therapies likely to improve with new insights into DNA repair process


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Cancer therapies likely to improve with new insights into DNA repair process
By detailing a process required for repairing DNA breakage, scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have gained a better understanding of how cells deal with the barrage of damage that can contribute to cancer and other diseases.

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Phys.Org Mobile: Origins of genomic 'dark matter' discovered

Phys.Org Mobile: Origins of genomic 'dark matter' discovered | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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dbGaP - The Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes

dbGaP - The Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

The database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) was developed to archive and distribute the results of studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype.


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