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New test estimates age from blood sample

Using measures of T cell diversity, scientists from Erasmus MC University in the Netherlands have devised a test that estimates the age of crime suspects or missing persons from blood collected at the scene of a crime. Writing about their work in Current Biology, the researchers say the new profiling method could be put to […]

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Adaptive proteins “control” their own evolution




A previously hidden mechanism that guides the way biological organisms respond to the forces of natural selection has been observed making the proteins found in most living organisms behave like adaptive machines, subtly directing aspects of their own evolution to create order out of randomness. Researchers Raj Chakrabarti, Herschel Rabitz, Stacey Springs and George McLendon […]




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