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Habitable planets galore, suggests Kepler data-crunching

A detailed analysis of the first three years of data from NASA’s Kepler mission, which already has discovered thousands of potential exoplanets, contains good news for those searching for habitable worlds outside our solar system. The findings, presented today at a session during the American Astronomical Society meeting, were compiled by a team of astronomers […]

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New Method For Introducing Transgenic Material

Biologists from Kyoto University have succeeded in producing the first animal offspring with transgenic material carried directly from sperm stem cells “infected” by a retrovirus. Some of the resulting transgenic mice reproduced and passed on the new genetic material to their offspring. The researchers, led by Dr. Takashi Shinohara, injected the retrovirus into the seminiferous […]

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