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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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Who is more *genetically* related. Parent to sibling, or sibling to sibling?

Who is more *genetically* related. Parent to sibling, or sibling to sibling? submitted by sosages [link] [20 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL if two identical twins have children with another pair of identical twins, then their children are genetically not half-siblings, but full siblings.

TIL if two identical twins have children with another pair of identical twins, then their children are genetically not half-siblings, but full siblings. submitted by Reedrothchilde [link] [389 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL if two identical twins have children with another pair of identical twins, then their children are genetically not half-siblings, but full siblings.

TIL if two identical twins have children with another pair of identical twins, then their children are genetically not half-siblings, but full siblings. submitted by Reedrothchilde [link] [383 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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YSK who you are actually genetically closer to between your parent and your sibling.

YSK who you are actually genetically closer to between your parent and your sibling. By intuition, it seems like parents has to be the right answer. But that answer is only partially right. Saw this video on r/biology that explains

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TIL that scientists in Florida plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The males still mate with females, but the hatchlings die before adulthood due to the presence of the new genes.

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TIL that scientists in Florida plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The males still mate with females, but the hatchlings die before adulthood due to the presence of the new genes. submitted by Point21Gigawatts [link] [1187 comments]

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Has there been a recorded instance of two kids that are genetically identical but born multiple years apart?

Has there been a recorded instance of two kids that are genetically identical but born multiple years apart? submitted by Data_vs_Spock [link] [5 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL scientists have successfully genetically engineered American chestnut trees to resist the blight that annihilated them, bringing back a species from functional extinction.

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TIL scientists have successfully genetically engineered American chestnut trees to resist the blight that annihilated them, bringing back a species from functional extinction. submitted by batman_kirk [link] [246 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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If someone is genetically white, but born in South Africa, and gains their citizenship in the US, would they be classified as White or African American?

If someone is genetically white, but born in South Africa, and gains their citizenship in the US, would they be classified as White or African American? In the event they would be "White", could they push hard enough to be

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TIL that Ingo Potrykus, the co-inventor of golden rice (a genetically engineered, vitamin-A-rich strain of rice that could save millions of lives in developing countries), has called for his product to be distributed for free to poor farmers.

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TIL that Ingo Potrykus, the co-inventor of golden rice (a genetically engineered, vitamin-A-rich strain of rice that could save millions of lives in developing countries), has called for his product to be distributed for free to poor farmers. submitted by

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