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Mendel, Darwin, and Lysenko: the battle toward understanding genetics

August 1948 saw the Soviet government ban all teaching and research in genetics. Within a year, “the doctrine of agronomist Trofim Lysenko – dubbed ‘Soviet Creative Darwinism’ – replaced genetics in curricula and research plans of biological, medical, veterinary, and agricultural institutions.” (Krementsov 2010).
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Satellite DNA arrays barcode chromosomes to regulate genes

In this piece, Dr Helen Rowe summarizes how arrays or strings of multi-copy satellite DNAs can barcode chromosomes to regulate cell fate, by acting...
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Space exploration in schools: COSPAR’s Panel on Education is helping to prepare tomorrow’s space...

COSPAR's dedicated Panel supports today's science teachers for tomorrow's space exploration.
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Exchangeable Liquid Crystal Elastomers: the way towards soft reversible actuators

Liquid Crystal Elastomers (LCE) have been invented over 30 years ago, and ever since were considered a highly promising material system for soft actuators and artificial muscles.
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What are the possibilities of DNA and RNA sequences?

Serge L. Beaucage, Supervisory Research Chemist at the Food and Drug Administration discusses his work with DNA and RNA sequences and the groundbreaking impact this technique could have.

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