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‘Undead’ genes come alive days after life ends [Science]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Does death really mean the end of our existence ? Great thinkers from Plato to Blue Öyster Cult have weighed in on the question. Now, a study shows that that at least one aspect of life continues : Genes remain turned on days after animals die. Researchers may be able to parlay this postmortem activity into better ways of preserving donated organs for transplantation and more accurate methods of determining when murder victims were killed.

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