Omics in Space

Two identical twin American astronauts will aid in the study of the long-term effects of spaceflight and weightlessness. Mark Kelly will remain Earth-bound as his twin brother Scott Kelly heads to the International Space Station for a one-year stay, Reuters reports. Mark Kelly left NASA in 2011 after his wife Gabrielle Giffords, a former US representative, was shot.

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