DNA Could Help Reunite Orphaned Elephant With Herd

DNA Could Help Reunite Orphaned Elephant With Herd

Experts are one step closer to confirming the family herd of an orphaned elephant in West Africa after DNA analysis provided crucial information showing family members could be close by.    The elephant, named Nania, was rescued by local community members when she was just three months old. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was […]

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The Key To Air Pollution’s Harms and Our Defenses May Be In Our Genes

The Key To Air Pollution’s Harms and Our Defenses May Be In Our Genes

We know air pollution is bad for our lungs, but researchers are now finding connections between breathing bad air and disorders such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s diseaseThe New York Times explains in a fascinating article that the reason for these links and similarly the reason why some people are more resilient in the face of air pollution may be found in our genes and in how humans evolved.  

Why This Matters:  Air pollution harms billions of people worldwide — from cars to coal-fired power plants to forest fires — not to mention vaping and cigarette smoking.

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