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Evolutionary gene loss may help explain why only humans are prone to heart attacks

Evolutionary gene loss may help explain why only humans are prone to heart attacks

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a …Continue reading

An engineered enzyme can make quitting smoking easier

Scientists at Scripps Research Institute (SRI) have engineered an enzyme that could make it easier for smokers to deal with nicotine withdrawal, and finally put away the stinkies. The enzyme — named NicA2-J1 — was isolated from the bacteria Pseudomonas Putida S16. …Continue reading

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