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In this week's Science, a University of California, Los Angeles-led research group reports on the identification of a gene in Caenorhabditis elegans that protects embryos from a toxic protein passed down from mothers. Specifically, they found that toxic products from a gene called sup-35 is deposited into fertilized eggs and will cause death in embryos that don't express a gene called pha-1.

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