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Trans-Generational Behavioral Genetics

Fascinating: The animals were trained to fear a smell similar to cherry blossom. The team at the Emory University School of Medicine, in the US, then looked at what was happening inside the sperm. They showed a section of DNA responsible for sensitivity to the cherry blossom scent was made more active in the mice’s […]

New Life

So here’s some news, from the BBC: Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell. …The researchers constructed a bacterium’s “genetic software” and transplanted it into a host cell. …The new bacteria replicated over a billion times, producing copies that contained and were controlled by the constructed, synthetic DNA. I […]