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Beyond Discovery

traces the origins of technological and medical advances. Learn about the genetics of ear wax, a vaccine to control malaria, DNA barcoding, aging and the human brain, a genetic classification of dog breeds, the discovery of the first "speech and language" gene, how living organisms tune in to the time of day, and more. (National Academy of Sciences)

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The mature cotton boll pictured at right was protected by a gene for Bt; other bolls show damage from cotton pests (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service).

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