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The origin of the first genomes

  The origin of the first genomes Lanisha Butterfield Understanding when and how genes first came together to form genomes is a fundamental puzzle in the study of the origin of life. Genes are naturally selfish, and yet, life started ...

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How the snake got its extra-long body

photo credit : Shutterstock Click for a full size image How the snake got its extra-long body The fairground freakshows of the past are a testament to our fascination with unusual animals. Given the similarities between most furry, four-legged mammals, ...

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Seven New Genes Linked To Anxiety Disorders

Seven New Genes Linked To Anxiety Disorders by Nathaniel McGregor Photo credit: Drug-based therapies for anxiety disorders work on roughly half of those affected and treated. shutterstock Researchers have linked seven new genes to anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive ...

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The Seasons Affect How Your Genes Work

The Seasons Affect How Your Genes Work by Josh L Davis Photo credit: Elena Zajchikova/shutterstock A-choo! While they may be prevalent all year round, people tend to get struck down with coughs and sniffly colds more frequently during the colder ...

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New Brain Map Reveals Unknown Cell Types

New Brain Map Reveals Unknown Cell Types by Janet Fang Photo credit: Zurijeta/shutterstock.com Researchers have produced a detailed map of brain cells and the genes that are active within them. Their work, published in Science this week, even revealed a ...

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Your genes affect your betting behavior

Your genes affect your betting behavior Investors and gamblers take note: your betting decisions and strategy are determined, in part, by your genes. University of California, Berkeley, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) researchers have shown that betting decisions ...

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Language is in our biology

Language is in our biology If you want to master languages, you should pick your parents with care. By: Siv Ingrid Skau Ekra The ability to learn a new language is determined by our genes. (A good working memory is ...

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