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Armed and dangerous.
  • E. Pennisi
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 12 February 2010
Pest: Puccinia graminis Ug99 Crop: Wheat Whereabouts: Fifty years ago, stem rust led to the resistant wheat varieties that fueled the Green Revolution— leading many farmers to believe they were doneExpand
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Genomics. ENCODE project writes eulogy for junk DNA.
  • E. Pennisi
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 7 September 2012
This week, 30 research papers, including six in Nature and additional papers published online by Science , sound the death knell for the idea that our DNA is mostly littered with useless bases. AExpand
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Unmyelinated trigeminal pathways as assessed by laser stimuli in humans.
Laser pulses excite superficial free nerve endings innervated by small-myelinated (Adelta) and unmyelinated (C) fibres. Whereas laser-evoked scalp potentials (LEPs) are now reliably used to assessExpand
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The Gut Microbiota
[Index to Gut Microbiome special section][1] We are on the threshold of making profound discoveries about the microorganisms with which we share our bodies, indeed whose cell count vastly outnumbersExpand
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Biomaterials. Introduction.
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The Dynamic Gut
As snakes, frogs, birds, and other wild creatures attest, digestive systems need flexibility to meet energy demands as well as the challenges of environment, diet, and predators.
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The CRISPR craze.
Bacteria have a kind of adaptive immune system, which enables them to fight off repeated attacks by specific viruses, that works through precise targeting of DNA. In January, four research teamsExpand
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Wanted: A Barcode for Plants
Quick-and-easy DNA identification of animals is under way, but plants are proving harder to pigeonhole.
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How Did Cooperative Behavior Evolve?
  • E. Pennisi
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Science
  • 1 July 2005
TLDR
Scientists are applying evolutionary game theory to quantify cooperation and predict behavioral outcomes under different circumstances. Expand
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Gene Counters Struggle to Get the Right Answer
  • E. Pennisi
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 22 August 2003
TLDR
We don't know how many genes humans have, but we do know how to find them. Expand
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