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2019 Nobel Prize in Physics: Evolution of the universe and discovery of exoplanet orbiting solar-type star

2019 Nobel Prize in Physics: Evolution of the universe and discovery of exoplanet orbiting solar-type star

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos," with one half to James Peebles "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology" and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star."...

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CRISPRed fruit flies mimic monarch butterfly, and could make you vomit

CRISPRed fruit flies mimic monarch butterfly, and could make you vomit

Monarch butterflies and a few other insects evolved essentially the same genetic mutations allowing them to eat toxic milkweed without getting sick. Monarch butterflies and caterpillars store the toxins to deter predators. Scientists have now used CRISPR gene editing to make these same mutations in fruit flies, successfully conferring toxin resistance. This is the first time an animal has been...

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