Evolutionary Gene Loss May Explain Why Only Humans Have Heart Attacks

Humans and captive chimps both consume red meat and live fairly sedentary lifestyles, but only the former develops a plaque buildup in their arteries. Research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday pinpoints a missing gene that may make humans more susceptible to heart disease than our jungle-swinging cousins.

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Farm Animals May Soon Get New Features Through Gene Editing

Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the livestock industry.

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