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DNA sequenced in space for first time

DNA has been successfully sequenced in space for the first time.

From the BBC News-2016-8-30:14:6:2


Tasmanian devil DNA shows signs of cancer fightback

A genetic study uncovers signs that wild Tasmanian devils are rapidly evolving to fight back against the infectious face cancer threatening them with extinction.

From the BBC News-2016-8-30:14:6:1


Early human ancestor Lucy 'died falling out of a tree'

New evidence suggests that the famous fossilised human ancestor dubbed 'Lucy' by scientists may have died falling from a great height - probably from a tree.

From the BBC News-2016-8-29:20:6:1


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2016 Biodiversity award from IDT for those in Illinois or Iowa. (Aug 29).

Cheats and Deceits How animals and plants exploit and mislead, by M.Stevens, from Oxford Univ Press (Aug 28).

The Story of Life in 25 Fossils Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution by D.Prothero, from Columbia Univ Press (Aug 23).

An Ape's View of Human Evolution by P.Andrews from Cambridge Univ Press (Aug 18).

Next Generation Systematics ed by P.Olson, J.Hughes, J.Cotton from Cambridge Univ Press (Aug 15).

Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science, by R.G.Wallace from Monthly Review Press (Aug 10).

Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation, by S.Sultan, from Oxford Univ Press. (Jul 29).


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