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Genetic Struggles Within Cells May Create New Species | Quanta Magazine

Mitonuclear conflict — a struggle between the genes in a cell’s nucleus and its mitochondria — might sometimes split species in two.

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In Newly Created Life-Form, a Major Mystery | Quanta Magazine

Scientists have created a synthetic organism that possesses only the genes it needs to survive. But they have no idea what roughly a third of those genes do.

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Genetic Data Reveals the World Was Populated From a Single Location

Three studies of the genomes of 787 people concluded that most non-African DNA in the world comes from a single human exodus from Africa 50,000 to 80,000 years ago. None of the studies found a gene to account for the accelerated progress of those ancient humans, so environment, lifestyle, and other factors were likely responsible.

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New Automation Technologies are Revolutionizing Farming

Technological advances are changing farming in a variety of ways, but not all technologies that can be used should be used.

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Ancient wild ox genome reveals complex cow ancestry

The ancestry of domesticated cattle proves more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published today in the open access journal Genome Biology. The first nuclear genome sequence from an ancient wild ox reveals that some modern domestic cow breeds, including the Scottish Highland and Irish Kerry, had wild ancestors that were British, as well as Asian.

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Billionaire doctor wants to install a genome-analyzing supercomputer at a children's hospital

Billionaire doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong plans to install a supercomputer at the Phoenix Childrens Hospital that will help doctors fully sequence and a…