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tags: handheld thermal cycler, LavaAmp, PCR, Polymerase Chain Reaction, DNA, molecular biology, Unreasonable Insitute, DIY, technology, Guido Núñez-Mujica, streaming video Millions of people in the Global South suffer from neglected diseases, many of which could be treated, even cured, if they were detected early enough. But reliable, low cost diagnosis hasn’t been available, as drug…

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, bird-dinosaur split, dinosaurs, birds, rocks-versus-clocks, fossil record, molecular clocks The first feathered dinosaur fossil found in China — Sinosauropteryx. The feathers can be seen in the dark line running along the specimen’s back. Image: Mick Ellison, AMNH [larger view] There is a lot of controversy among scientists regarding when modern birds first…

tags: Deroptyus accipitrinus, hawk-headed parrot, red-fan parrot, pets, birds, avian, parrots Adult red fan (hawk-headed) parrot, Deroptyus a. accipitrinus. (Adults of both sexes are distinguished from juveniles by the creamy white spot on the forehead and the orange ring around the pupil of the eye. The skin around the eye darkens in adults if the…

tags: cheetahs, evolution Researchers studied 47 litters of cheetah cubs over nine years. Nearly half contained cubs from multiple fathers. Image: Sarah Durant [larger] DNA technology has revealed that female cheetahs, Acinonyx jubatus, often produce litters that are comprised of cubs sired by multiple fathers. This research, recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal…