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Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs

Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs

June 22, 2017

University researchers studying the venom of parasitic wasps believe a relatively understudied mechanism for creating new gene functions may be widespread in other species as well.

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Map of bed bug genome explains ick factor and some mysteries

Map of bed bug genome explains ick factor and some mysteries

February 2, 2016

Jack Werren, an evolutionary geneticist and professor of biology at the University of Rochester and a member of the research team, says the idea of the project is “to promote the understanding of insect.”

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Scientists map genome of common bed bug

Scientists map genome of common bed bug

February 2, 2016

“There’s an explosion of insect genome sequencing right now,” said Jack Werren, a professor of biology and a member of the research team. “But the bed bug is particularly interesting because it’s a human parasite, a major pest, and has a unique biology.”

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