Tagged: Mutations

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The Mutant Lobster

Last night the BBC had an interesting documentary (Nature’s Weirdest Events) which featured a really bizarre creature; the two-colored lobster, split right down the middle where one half was bright orange, and the other...

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Mutations Are Inevitable

It’s been too long since I’ve written about science here on G+. Here is an image I created for the next installment in the Hallmarks of Cancer series I’m writing. This hasn’t been published...

False color scanning electron micrograph showing two lung cancer cells. Anne Weston, Wellcome Images 0

The Signatures of Cancer

The Sanger Institute has undertaken an ambitious project and the results have been published today in the journal Nature. You can read the original full text article here. In it, scientists studied genetic material...

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The History of Milk

Fascinating article in Nature about how our ability to consume milk evolved due to a chance genetic mutation that spread through the population, and shaped human settlement across a continent. You can read the...