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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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Notable Science Quotes

By | September 1, 2017

Wildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more

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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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Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status

By | August 2, 2017

A US Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department acted prematurely in removing the animals from the endangered species list.

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

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Snake Secrets

By | June 1, 2017

See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.

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Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.

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The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.

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