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Transgenic plants against malaria
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Transgenic plants against malaria
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New drug strategy: Target ribosome to halt protein production
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New tools to increase the accuracy of biodiversity monitoring
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Scientists grow transgenic plants to double production of artemisinin for fighting against malaria
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Flowing transition between design and simulation
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Hydrogen production: This is how green algae assemble their enzymes
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[Perspective] Using fire to promote biodiversity
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Aquaculture is polluting Chile's rivers with a cocktail of dissolved organic substances
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Microalgae have great potential as fish feed ingredient
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[Feature] Fishy business
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MSU lands $727,000 NIH grant to improve use of fish as disease models for human medicine
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'Spectacular-looking' endangered frog species discovered in Ecuador's cloud forests
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Hydrophobic proteins on virus surfaces can help purify vaccines
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Scientists reveal hidden structures in bacterial DNA
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Using the placenta to understand how complex organs evolve
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[Research Article] Self-assembly of genetically encoded DNA-protein hybrid nanoscale shapes
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Quantum computers may have higher 'speed limits' than thought
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Opinion: Banning laptops at secure airports won't keep aircraft safe from terror attacks
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Why I chose to document my preventive double mastectomy on social media
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Lungs Play Previously Unknown Role in Blood Production
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Nepal's rich indigenous medical knowledge is under threat
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Managing bushfires for safety and biodiversity
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