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Can Epigenetics Help Crops Adapt to Climate Change (Not GMOs)?

British researchers turned off a plant gene this year without modifying its DNA sequence. (July 11,2015)  There is a shortage of food in many areas of…


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17 Yr-Old Discovered Algorithms to Detect DNA Mutations

High Schooler Andrew Jin wins $150,000 in Intel’s Science Talent Search for machine learning algorithms that detect mutations in the human genome. Source –…


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Meteorite Impact May Have Triggered Life on Earth

Did life on Earth emerge from the poisonous gases of a meteorite impact? Scientists created precursors to RNA, proteins and lipids in basic reactions Their…


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The RNA Origin of Life

RNA may have been the origin of life on Earth. Go on a whirlwind tour of RNA’s evolving role through billions of years of…