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Caribbean bones reveal the origin of the ‘island murderer’

From skeletal remains found among centuries-old owl pellets, Museum scientists have recovered the first DNA sample of the extinct Caribbean mammal genus Nesophontes.

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Now you see it, now you don’t

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It’s not often that the world gets excited about transmission  electron microscopy (TEM), so when it does, there must be a good reason. Last week, this  image from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa began making waves on  the internet, with people claiming that  it showed the double helix of a single strand of DNA.

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