Seven days in science - 24 Feb 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Seven days in science - 17 Feb 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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A Treasure Trove of Genetic Variation

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Researchers have completed the most comprehensive analysis of the wheat genome to date, providing new hope for the improvement of this vital crop.

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Customers Find Genetic Health Data Useful

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University of Michigan researchers have found that direct to consumer genetic testing customers find their results useful, rather than alarming.

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Tachykinin Could Hold Key To Fat Burning

Tachykinin Could Hold Key To Fat Burning

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Study in C.elegans identifies tachykinin as the hormonal link between serotonin production in the brain and fat burn in the periphery.

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Robots Are the Future of Agricultural Science
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A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely to produce the greatest yields.

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Two Conditions Combine to Cause Severe Infection
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Researchers have uncovered how two different conditions—a genetic immunodeficiency and delayed acquired immunity—can combine to produce a life-threatening infection.

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Bacteria Alter Their Gene Expression to Exploit Our Cells
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Hebrew University researchers describe how infectious bacteria sense they’re attached to intestinal cells and remodel their gene expression to exploit our cells and colonize our gut.

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