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A cray-active solution for cancer research

From medicalxpress.com | November 2, 2015 Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have discovered a new species which is helping them understand epigenetics: all individuals of the marbled crayfish examined so far have been female. They reproduce by parthenogenesis, the unfertilized ovum develops directly into a new individual, and possess completely identical genetic makeup. Differences between individuals must therefore result from epigenetics. Cancer too can also have epigenetic …

We’re in the middle of the world’s sixth mass extinction event — and may not be able to stop it | Public Radio International

By T.J. Raphael | June 26, 2015 A new head-spinning research paper published this month in the journal Science Advances finds that a mass extinction is underway — the sixth of its kind in Earth’s 4.5 billion year history. Since the year 1900, 69 mammal species are believed to have gone extinct, along with about 400 other types of vertebrates, and the rate at which this is taking place is alarming scientists. “The evidence is incontrovertible that recent extinction rates are …

– World’s Smallest Dolphins Falling Prey to Extinction | ENS

Posted by News Editor in Latest News, RSS, Wildlife | May 27, 2015 SAN DIEGO, California, May 27, 2015 (ENS) – Numbers of the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphin, New Zealand’s critically endangered Maui’s dolphin, have hit an all time low of 43-47 individuals, with just 10-12 adult females. Cetacean experts and advocates are warning that the Maui’s dolphin could go extinct within 15 years. The future of the Maui’s dolphin will be part of the discussions by 200 of the …

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