Ancient genomes show how maize adapted to life at high altitudes

Source: NatureGenome sequences from nearly 2,000-year-old cobs of maize (corn) found in a Utah cave paint a portrait of the crop at the dawn of its adaptation to the highlands of the US southwest....

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Geckos evolve rapidly in Brazil after new dam constructed

Source: Science MagazineThe construction of a dam in central Brazil has spurred remarkably fast evolution of geckos in the region. In just 15 years, the lizards’ heads have grown larger—an adaptation...

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US defence agencies grapple with gene drives

Source: NatureThe JASONs, a group of elite scientists that advises the US government on national security, has weighed in on issues ranging from cyber security ​to renewing America’s nuclear arsenal....

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WHO warns about the spread of gonorrhea, and failure of antibiotics

Source: MercopressOral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization says. It is warning that if you contract gonorrhea, it is...

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Brasil: caña de azúcar transgénica genera controversia

Fuente: SciDev   La Comisión Técnica Nacional de Bioseguridad de Brasil aprobó el 8 de junio una variedad de caña genéticamente modificada que produce una toxina insecticida capaz de matar a la oruga...

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