Posts Tagged ‘Genetics’

Number of Genes Not Related to Animal Size

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Scientists at Indiana University Bloomington and U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute have found that the water flea has a gene count 30% greater than humans. In addition, to having an astoundingly high gene count, more than 1/3 have never been seen before in other animals. Check out more about the water flea’s genes here.

Scientists Plan to Resurrect Woolly Mammoth

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Japanese scientists have announced plans to clone the long-extinct woolly mammoth within five years, using DNA from the preserved hair of an animal.  The goal is to have an elephant carry the mammoth to term.  Get the details at Popular Science.