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The telomeres at the ends of chromosomes of one bat don't shorten with age, potentially shedding light on why it is so long lived, Reuters reports.

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Researchers are sampling the wild relatives of modern crops to try to preserve genetic diversity, NPR reports.

Undark reports on a bill introduced this year to the US House of Representatives to strengthen scientific integrity.

MIT's Search for Extraterrestrial Genomes is developing sequencing tools to use to try to detect whether there is any life on Mars, Quartz reports.

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