Cell by Cell, Scientists Map the Genetic Steps as Eggs Become Animals

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine A fertilized egg divides first into two cells, then four, then eight and so on. Meanwhile, those cells … Continue reading Cell by Cell, Scientists Map the Genetic Steps as Eggs Become Animals

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We’ll probably have to genetically augment our bodies to survive Mars
 

  When it comes to space travel, there’s no shortage of enthusiasm to get humans to Mars, with Space X’s Elon Musk saying his company could take passengers to the … Continue reading We’ll probably have to genetically augment our bodies to survive Mars
 

A kidney disease’s genetic clues are uncovered

This image shows a cross section of a kidney. Credit: Holly Fischer/Wikipedia Researchers have uncovered new genetic clues to understanding IgA nephropathy (IgAN), or Berger’s disease, an autoimmune kidney disease … Continue reading A kidney disease’s genetic clues are uncovered

Scientists have a new explanation for how life could have evolved on Earth

Evolution is full of chicken-and-egg scenarios, but one of the trickiest to solve is whether life existed before there was nucleic acid. Researchers have now provided evidence of primitive biochemistry … Continue reading Scientists have a new explanation for how life could have evolved on Earth

Scientists finally understand how pitcher plants developed the taste for flesh

Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what’s even more amazing is how distantly related carnivorous plants from … Continue reading Scientists finally understand how pitcher plants developed the taste for flesh