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Newly Identified Gene Responsible for "Hairless" Trait in Dogs

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Newly Identified Gene Responsible for "Hairless" Trait in Dogs

Whether you find them cute or repulsive, hairless breeds of dogs certainly stand out. Now, researchers say they've identified an important scientific use for them: They have identified the specific gene that is responsible for the dogs' skimpy coats, and the discovery should shed new light on how animals' bodies develop over time.


By AAAS, USA.


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KAPOW! How Comic Books and Faculty Innovators Are Transforming Science Education

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KAPOW! How Comic Books and Faculty Innovators Are Transforming Science Education

Reading comic books in science class used to mean that students weren’t paying attention. But at a conference co-sponsored by AAAS and the National Science Foundation (NSF), Jay Hosler, an assistant professor of biology at Juniata College in Huntington, Penn., showed how he transformed a medium once used only to tell the stories of superheroes and goofy teenagers into a resource engaging students with science.


By AAAS, USA.


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