The giant Tyrannosaurus rex and the stealthy Velociraptors of Jurassic Park came to be after the fictional movie and book geneticists isolated their DNA from the guts of biting insects that had fed on the dinosaurs before preserved in amber.
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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.
NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.
The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.
In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.