Computer giant Dell raised hopes that it would soon offer the option to get Linux operating systems pre-installed on its computers, but the company is still taking baby steps (currently, that means certifying its platforms for Linux).

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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