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Chinese Scientists Edit Genes of Human Embryos, Raising Concerns

An experiment long dreaded by many researchers, with the goal of eradicating disease genes, failed in the ways that had been feared.

From the NYTimes News-2015-4-24:8:5:1

Mammoth genome sequence completed

Swedish scientists have decoded the DNA of woolly mammoths raising the possibility of recreating the now extinct creatures

From the BBC News-2015-4-23:14:6:1

Super-rat history extracted from DNA

Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.

From the BBC News-2015-4-22:8:5:1

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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates, and Spruce in the Amazon, by J.Hemming from Thames and Hudson (Apr 22).

The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code, by F.H.Portugal, from MIT Press (Apr 22).

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Y.Harari from Harper (Apr 14).

Do scientists pay out-of-pocket to be researchers? Survey (Apr 8).

Special Issue: Current Zoology. Evolution Mechanisms Underlying Behaviour. (Mar 25).

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