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CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

By | September 20, 2017

OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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Hunter-gatherer Microbiomes Cycle with the Seasons

By | August 24, 2017

The composition of the gut microbiota varies by time of year and is more diverse than that of industrialized groups.

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Gordon Awandare: Ghana’s Homecoming King

By | August 21, 2017

The infectious disease scientist spent seven years in the U.S. before returning home to establish a thriving center for research and help lead the fight against malaria.

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A Grisly Stork Buffet

By | August 15, 2017

Marabou storks on Kenya’s Mara River feast on the carcasses of migrating wildebeest that failed to make it across the waterway.

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From Mass Death, Life

By | August 15, 2017

When thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion.

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Life Springs Eternal

By | August 15, 2017

When scores of migrating wildebeest fail to survive a treacherous river crossing, their corpses fuel thriving ecosystems.

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International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.

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Researchers find differences in predatory behavior between a long-observed chimp tribe and a recently habituated one. 

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Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.

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