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jumping genesvideo

How Do Jumping Genes Cause Disease, Drive Evolution?

Almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes—also known as transposons. They jump around the genome in developing sperm and...
genetic

Organizing a Cell’s Genetic Material from the Sidelines

A tremendous amount of genetic material must be packed into the nucleus of every cell—a tiny compartment. One of the biggest challenges in biology...
Green Algae

Green Algae Could Hold Clues for Engineering Faster-Growing Crops

Scientists have discovered more about how green algae - the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds – is able to siphon carbon...
Green algae

Green Algae Could Hold Clues for Engineering Faster-Growing Crops

Two new studies of green algae — the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds — have revealed new insights into how these...
water quality

Projected Precipitation Increases Are Bad News for Water Quality

Increased precipitation from a changing climate could pollute U.S. waterways with excess nitrogen, increasing the likelihood of severe water quality impairment from coast to...
climate

Warmer, Wetter Climate Would Impair California Grasslands

Results from one of the longest-running and most extensive experiments to examine how climate change will affect agricultural productivity show that California grasslands will...