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Chromosome 6 - Mutant Worms and RUNX genes

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Nature’s 3D Printer - Smarter Every Day 94


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tissue cross section of marram grass leaf  画


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tissue cross section of marram grass leaf 

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Living Color: Toxic nudibranchs—soft, seagoing slugs—produce a brilliant defense.

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Socotra Archipelago, Yemen

Known one of the most unique environments on earth, Socotra Island is one of the most isolated places in the world. 90% of its reptile species and a third of its plant species are not found anywhere else.  

It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

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The Amazing Monkey Orchid

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How the Cell Theory came to be


The glowing “firefly squid” of Toyama, Japan. Each tentacle contains a photophore which produces light to attract small fish for the squid to feed on. 


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Glass gem corn makes a huge splash on the internet

These ears of corn, grown from seeds readily available online, are a great way to teach Mendelian genetics, and also to study transposons, genetic “jumping” elements which have garnered researchers a Nobel Prize. But mostly, they’re just stunningly gorgeous. Read the full story here.


Gina Glover, a photographer with a degree in Human Genetics, is the creator of these amazing works of art.  “Chromosomal Stripy Socks” won the Medical Research Council/Novartis/Daily Telegraph Visions of Science award and appeared on the cover of Nature.

If you are interested in science photography or the intersection of art and science I highly recommend reading the interview!

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