Curious Meerkat

A science blog covering a range of topics including evolution, conservation, medicine, the environment and biotechnology.
Added: June 07, 2014
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Language: English
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Category: Science
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April Editorial

Iā€™m trying something a bit different with the newsletter for the rest of the year ā€“ an automated RSS-driven newsletter that means you get your news every month, and I can write a short editorial in wordpress rather than faffing about copying ...

Looking sexy makes animals age faster

Telomeres ā€“ small sections of protective DNA found at the end of each chromosome ā€“ have been repeatedly linked to ageing. But their complex dynamics remain poorly understood, especially in wild populations. Publishing in the journal Ecology ...

Tibetans evolved to cope with UV

Tibetan populations have evolved at least nine specific genetic variants to help them survive the extreme conditions of the Tibetan Plateau. Living permanently at over 4,000 m above sea level, these populations have been coping for millennia ...

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