Adaptable Orchids Use Epigenetics

Adaptable orchids use epigenetics, according to ScienceDaily, 10 Aug 2010 and Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2010; DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msq150. Scientists at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s Jodrell Laboratory are studying the effects of epigenetics in orchids to see how they may adapt to environmental changes. Epigenetics refers to changes in the way genes are expressed. These changes […]

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Chemists Win Nobel Prize for Sorting Right from Left

Chemists win 2001 AD Nobel Prize for sorting right hand from left after 33 years of research. Many molecules come in two slightly different shapes. They are like your two hands – they contain the same components but are mirror images of one another in shape. The different forms of molecules are referred to as […]

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