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“Dark DNA” Could Change How We Think About Evolution

Genome sequencing allows us to compare and contrast the DNA of different animals and work out how they evolved in their own unique ways.But in some cases we’re faced with a mystery. Some animal genomes seem to be missing certain genes, ones that appear in other similar species and must be present to keep the animals alive. These apparently missing genes have been dubbed “dark DNA”.

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Scientists Think They've Found a Way to Stop Allergic Reactions Before They Happen

If you're one of the unlucky millions of people burdened by allergies, you know that sometimes there's only so much antihistamines can do to help. Researchers have been working to find more effective allergy treatments, and now they've discovered how a particular antibody can stop an allergic reaction from happening altogether.

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Botulinum-type toxins jump to a new kind of bacteria

A toxin much like the one that causes botulism has unexpectedly turned up in a completely different type of bacteria - Enterococcus. Where it came from is unclear, but the finding is concerning because enterococci have lately become a leading cause of multi-drug-resistant infections, especially in health care settings.

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