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Ancient Viral DNA Helps Mouse Brains Fight Infection
Mammals that give birth to live young may have evolved to make use of the remnants of viruses in their genomes to ward off pathogens, a study suggests. 
Ancient Viral DNA Helps Mouse Brains Fight Infection
Ancient Viral DNA Helps Mouse Brains Fight Infection

Mammals that give birth to live young may have evolved to make use of the remnants of viruses in their genomes to ward off pathogens, a study suggests. 

Mammals that give birth to live young may have evolved to make use of the remnants of viruses in their genomes to ward off pathogens, a study suggests. 

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The Epigenetic Origins of Allergy and Asthma
The Scientist Speaks Ep. 15 - The Epigenetic Origins of Allergy and Asthma
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Feb 26, 2021 | 1 min read
Epigenetic marks acquired from environmental exposures throughout life influence human health and may even transcend generations.
Image of the Day: Are You My Mother?
Amy Schleunes | Mar 9, 2020 | 2 min read
The captive breeding program at the Vulture Conservation Foundation gives a bearded vulture chick the chance to live in the wild.
bar-headed geese fly over the Himalayas
Bar-Headed Geese Slow Their Metabolism to Soar over Everest
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019 | 3 min read
The birds also decrease their heart rate and chill their blood to maintain flight in hypoxic conditions.
Researchers Aim to Reestablish an Ancient Fish in an Ohio River
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2019 | 5 min read
The sturgeon restoration study’s outcome won’t be known for decades.
Study: Ducklings Can Think Abstractly
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 17, 2016 | 1 min read
When imprinted on toy blocks, the young birds gravitate toward new toys that are the same shape or color as the originals, according to a study.
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015 | 8 min read
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
Mr. Epigenetics
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2015 | 1 min read
Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.
Imprinting Diversity
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 28, 2011 | 3 min read
Joachim Messing talks about how genomic imprinting may be a strong driver of diversity.
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