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Genes & Cells

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Mitochondria

HEAVE HO  Mitochondria (blue), energy-producing structures in cells, may get mutations that lead to diseases in people. Researchers have described a new genetic engineering technique that will eliminate mutant mitochondria from eggs and early embryos to prevent mitochondrial diseases from passing from mother to child.

Aedes aegypti

Findings from a twin study add to evidence that inherited traits of body odor may make some people more attractive prey to a hungry mosquito, like the one above.

Radix balthica snail

TOUGH STUFF  Radix balthica snails can behave boldly or shyly when spooked. An individual snail's behavior appears to be linked with the strength of its shell.

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