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Genetic Study Finds Severe Inbreeding in Mountain Gorillas

By: The most extensive genetic analysis of mountain gorillas ever conducted has found the critically endangered apes burdened with severe inbreeding and at risk of extinction, but the researchers still see reasons for optimism about their survival. Twenty-three scientists from six countries unveiled on Thursday the first complete genetic map of the mountain gorilla, […]

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30 New Species of Flies Discovered in Los Angeles

By: Deborah Netburn of Scientists have found 30 never-before-seen species of flies buzzing about in the city of Los Angeles. The discovery suggests that we know less about the diversity of our winged neighbors than was previously thought. The flies are all members of the phorid family, and were captured in 30 insect traps […]

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