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“Social” Chromosome Discovered

By Sabrina Richards | January 16, 2013

Researchers identify a chromosome in ants that influences colony social structure and, much like the mammalian Y sex chromosome, doesn’t recombine.

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When Vaccines Turn Vicious

By Ruth Williams | July 12, 2012

Weakened viruses used in vaccines can swap genes and produce disease-causing strains.

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RNA-DNA Virus Hybrid Found

By Sabrina Richards | April 20, 2012

Researchers discovered a virus produced from recombination between RNA and DNA viruses, suggesting a possible new mechanism of virus evolution.

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