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  1. News - World - NATURE

    'Jumping gene' behind gibbon's divergence from other apes, DNA map shows

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris 'Jumping gene' helps gibbons evolve Scientists have unravelled the genetic code of the gibbon, shedding light on one of the most enigmatic apes. ... in Latin. Genetically, gibbons were the first primate species to diverge from great apes, an event that happened around 17 million years ago, the scientists said. The analysis suggests that gibbon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590396/jumping-gene-behind-gibbons-divergence-other-apes-dna-map-shows
  2. News - World - NATURE

    How electric eels got their power: DNA map reveals creature’s secrets

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Scientists plug into the secrets of electric eels Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies to reveal how the creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. They unveiled a genetic blueprint of the South American electric eel- which can zap humans with up to 600 volts- as well as detailed genetic data ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541902/how-electric-eels-got-their-power-dna-map-reveals-creatures-secrets
  3. News - World - NATURE

    Kiwi ‘more African than Australian’ says study

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa. At two to three metres tall and weighing in at 275kg, the Madagascan elephant bird was a far cry from the chicken-size kiwi. But the DNA analyses found a close genetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519042/kiwi-more-african-australian-says-study
  4. News - World - NATURE

    What polar bear’s diet may tell us about how our bodies can handle fat

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Scientists show genetic changes have allowed Arctic predator to be both obese and healthy What polar bear's diet may tell us about handling fat When it comes to healthy eating, polar bears break all the rules. They eat mostly fat, but they don't get heart disease the way humans would. And the reason lies in their genes, US scientists have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508536/what-polar-bears-diet-may-tell-us-about-how-our-bodies-can-handle-fat
  5. News - World - NATURE

    West African lions on brink of extinction due to farming and hunting

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... buffalo and other prey, and villagers killing lions in revenge for the loss of livestock. The West African lion, a relatively slender animal with a thin mane, is genetically distinct from the rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1406290/west-african-lions-brink-extinction-due-farming-and-hunting
  6. News - World - NATURE

    Tobacco ringspot virus leaps from plants to threaten honeybees: study

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:53pm by NYT

    ... pathologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service laboratory in Maryland and lead author of the study. "Because of their genetic diversity, we see a lot of host jumping." The relative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411190/tobacco-ringspot-virus-leaps-plants-threaten-honeybees-study
  7. News - World - NATURE

    New species of monkey identified in Congo

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Genetic tests later verified it was a new species. "This was a totally unexpected find, and we knew we had something unusual and possibly unknown when we first saw the animal. But it was not until we had the genetic and morphological analyses of our collaborating team that we knew we really had a new species," said the Harts. The monkey lives mostly in small groups of one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1036997/new-species-monkey-identified-congo

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