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Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.

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  1. Archaeology

    Fossils point to Neandertal diets — and medicine use

    Whether Neandertals were largely meat-eaters or vegans depended on their environment, fossils now suggest. Their teeth also indicate they used natural medicines.

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  2. Life

    How to make a ‘three-parent’ baby

    Scientists combined an egg, sperm and some donor DNA: The end result: what appears to be healthy babies.

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  3. Genetics

    Scientists find genes that make some kids’ hair uncombable

    Scientists have pinpointed three genes that cause ‘uncombable hair syndrome’ in some kids.

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  4. Genetics

    World’s tallest corn towers nearly 14 meters

    Short nights and a genetic tweak helped novel corn reach record heights.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Zika birth defects: Concerns spread from head to toe

    Zika infections may trigger problems well beyond babies born with small heads and brains. Scientists have begun linking a range of head-to-toe health ails to the virus.

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  6. Animals

    Tasmanian devils begin to resist infectious cancer

    A deadly contagious cancer is spreading among Tasmanian devils. But the animals are evolving resistance, a new study finds.

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  7. Life

    Scientists watch germs evolve into superbugs

    To study how bacteria can evolve resistance to a wide variety of drugs, scientists spread the germs on a food-filled plate the size of a foosball table. Then, they watched resistance rise.

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