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20 July 2018

At the River Styx, mosquitoes feed on worm blood [Nature Ecology & Evolution - Behind the paper]

Mosquitoes take blood from a diverse range of animal hosts. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even fishes are fed upon by female mosquitoes. In examining the host-use patterns of a North American mosquito species, we found that the range of hosts fed upon by mosquitoes in nature is broader than previously recognized, and includes the invertebrate phylum Annelida.

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20 July 2018

Rising global meat consumption ’will devastate environment’ [The Guardian]

Analysis suggests eating of meat will climb steeply and play significant role in increasing carbon emissions and reducing biodiversity.

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20 July 2018

Fruit fly species can learn each other’s dialects [Phys]

Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study led by Balint Z. Kacsoh of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, published July 19th in PLOS Genetics, they are more likely to get the message across if the fly species have previously cohabited and learned each other’s dialects.

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20 July 2018

Crispr-Cas9 provoquerait des mutations involontaires et potentiellement délétères [Sciences & Avenir - Santé]

La protéine Crispr-Cas9, "ciseau à ADN" capable de corriger les mutations génétiques, a été accueillie comme une révolution scientifique. Mais d’après une nouvelle étude, elle provoquerait des mutations de l’ADN à distance de la portion corrigée, aux conséquences potentiellement graves.

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20 July 2018

Team studies complexities of biodiversity, disease transmission [Phys]

UM Assistant Professor Angela Luis shows for the first time that species diversity can have both positive and negative influences on disease transmission in the same host-pathogen system at the same time in her article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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