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black snub-nosed monkey

Researchers have discovered genetic differences in black, or Yunnan, snub-nosed monkeys that help them survive low-oxygen conditions at high altitude.

Borrelia burgdorferi

SPECIAL BONDS  The corkscrew-shaped bacteria that cause Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) attach themselves to the sides of blood vessels using special bonds that get stronger under stress. 

coffee

JAVA GENE  A study of Italian and Dutch people’s DNA revealed a new gene that may affect how much coffee people drink. The gene is involved in determining how well people process caffeine.

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