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This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe

This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Every marbled crayfish is a female clone. The population is exploding in Europe, but the species seems to have originated in the American Southeast.
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Chances DNA can be used to find your family? Sixty percent and rising

Chances DNA can be used to find your family? Sixty percent and rising | Popular Science | Scoop.it
If you're of European descent, there's a good chance that you can be found.
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Domesticating tomatoes took millennia - we can now redo it in 3 years

Domesticating tomatoes took millennia - we can now redo it in 3 years | Popular Science | Scoop.it
With CRISPR gene editing technology we can now rapidly domesticate wild plants to create tasty and healthy food
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The first footholds for land plants may have been much smaller than imagined «

The first footholds for land plants may have been much smaller than imagined « | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A polysaccharide found in the cell walls of land plants has now been found outside the cell. This chemical, Xyloglucan, could be one of clues as to how plants moved onto land.
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A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely - The New York Times

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely - The New York Times | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Genetic analysis of bones discovered in a Siberian cave hint that the prehistoric world may have been filled with “hybrid” humans.
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USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases

USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The European Union says no thanks.
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Combining on and off switches, one protein can control flowering in plants

Combining on and off switches, one protein can control flowering in plants | Popular Science | Scoop.it
New research has discovered a previously unknown mechanism for controlling cellular decisions, one which combines an on-and-off switch in a single protein, either promoting or preventing the transition to flowering in plants.
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That’s Not Algae Swirling on the Beach. Those Are Green Worms. - The New York Times

That’s Not Algae Swirling on the Beach. Those Are Green Worms. - The New York Times | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Researchers demonstrated that plant-worms rotate in circular congregations along Atlantic beaches. But nobody is certain why.
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Botanical life in close-up – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

Botanical life in close-up – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Colin Salter’s new book is a selection of extraordinary electron microscopic images of the plant world around us, including seeds, pollen, fruiting bodies, trees and leaves, flowers, vegetables and fruit
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Invasive Giant Hogweed's Solar-Activated Sap Causes Blistering Skin Burns

Invasive Giant Hogweed's Solar-Activated Sap Causes Blistering Skin Burns | Popular Science | Scoop.it
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Why You Should Never, Ever Drink Water After Eating Hot Peppers

Why You Should Never, Ever Drink Water After Eating Hot Peppers | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Anyone who has ever wondered why eating certain spicy foods makes your mouth feel like it’s on fire should take a look at a new video released by the Ameri
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Climate Change Is Likely Killing Ancient Baobab Trees

Climate Change Is Likely Killing Ancient Baobab Trees | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The oldest baobabs are collapsing, and there's only one likely explanation.
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An evolutionary adaptation that doesn’t directly rely on new mutations

An evolutionary adaptation that doesn’t directly rely on new mutations | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Blind cave fish harnessed an epigenetic system to shut down eye development.
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US FDA approves Golden Rice

US FDA approves Golden Rice | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Golden Rice, marking the third positive international assessment for the genetically engineered biofortified crop. Previously, Food Standards Australia, New Zealand and Health Canada gave Golden Rice the stamp of approval in February and March 2018 respectively. In an official letter to the developers of Golden …
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The Potato Whisperer - Gastro Obscura

The Potato Whisperer - Gastro Obscura | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Manuel Choqque Bravo’s delicious, colorful creations are adored by world-class chefs.
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CRISPR May Help Make the Groundcherry Fruit as Common as Strawberries

CRISPR May Help Make the Groundcherry Fruit as Common as Strawberries | Popular Science | Scoop.it
With new research coming out of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on the groundcherry fruit, the benefits of CRISPR continue to take notice.
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CRISPR gene editing relieves muscular dystrophy symptoms in dogs

CRISPR gene editing relieves muscular dystrophy symptoms in dogs | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have used CRISPR’s molecular scissors in beagle puppies to repair a genetic mutation that causes muscular dystrophy.
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Rhododendron? Hydrangea? America Doesn’t Know Anymore

Rhododendron? Hydrangea? America Doesn’t Know Anymore | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The country has a growing case of ‘plant blindness’—a term used by botanists to describe the inability to identify basic plants. Even biologists struggle. ‘Imagine a medical doctor who didn’t know how to identify the correct body parts.’
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How Crispr Could Transform Our Food Supply

A new technique has the potential to change the foods we eat every day, boosting flavor, disease resistance, and yields, and even tackling allergens like gluten—and scientists say they're working only with nature's own tools.
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Oldest Evidence for Life on Land Unearthed in South Africa

Oldest Evidence for Life on Land Unearthed in South Africa | Popular Science | Scoop.it
These ancient fossils may be the oldest documented evidence of life on land, pushing back direct evidence for terrestrial life by about 500 million years.
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Lake Hillier: Australia's Pink Lake and the Story Behind It

Lake Hillier: Australia's Pink Lake and the Story Behind It | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Framed by luscious Eucalyptus forests and the Indian Ocean, Australia's pink lake really looks out of place on Middle Island in the Recherche Archipelago. But why is it pink?
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Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA

Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA | Popular Science | Scoop.it
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‘Omnigenic’ Model Suggests That All Genes Affect Every Complex Trait

‘Omnigenic’ Model Suggests That All Genes Affect Every Complex Trait | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The more closely geneticists look at complex traits and diseases, the harder it gets to find active genes that don’t play some part in them.
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Association of Type 2 Diabetes with Submicron Titanium Dioxide Crystals in the Pancreas - Chemical Research in Toxicology (ACS Publications)

Association of Type 2 Diabetes with Submicron Titanium Dioxide Crystals in the Pancreas - Chemical Research in Toxicology (ACS Publications) | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Association of Type 2 Diabetes with Submicron Titanium Dioxide Crystals in the Pancreas
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A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing - The New York Times

A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing - The New York Times | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists may need to bypass a cell’s cancer defenses in order to successfully edit its DNA. The finding raises questions about gene-editing advances.
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Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It’s mind-boggling.

Scientists weighed all life on Earth. It’s mind-boggling. | Popular Science | Scoop.it
All life on Earth, in one staggering chart.
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