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Some viruses can actually protect our health
We may even rely on certain types of viruses to ward off infections.
Researchers sequenced giant redwood genomes to kickstart a 23andMe for trees
A future genetic testing kit could help park rangers and researchers manage forests in the face of climate change
Cannabis gets its high-inducing power from ancient viruses
A new genome map reveals that the genes for THC and CBD production probably came from viral DNA.
The Bugs Behind The Bed Bug Genome
New research came from a famous bed bug lineage
Iceman’s Stomach Bug Gives Clues To Humans’ Spread Into Europe
Also reveals that he was at risk for ulcers
First Octopus Genome Sequence Reveals Clues About Camouflage And Big Brains
Superbowl-prediction gene not yet found
Kitty DNA Shows Cats Have Evolved To Learn From Treats
So toilet-training really should work, right?
Finding What Puts The Heat In Hot Peppers
A newly published genome holds some spicy secrets.
The Case Of The Girl Who Couldn’t Feel Pain
A team of European researchers finds the genetic mutation responsible for a subject's inability to feel pain.
Faroe Islands Wants To Sequence The Genes Of Every One Of Its Citizens
At least, everyone who wants it. But do they want it?