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Study: An Evolutionary "Arms Race" Shaped the Human Genome

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 3:41pm
An anonymous reader writes "An evolutionary race between rival elements within the genomes of primates drove the evolution of complex regulatory networks that orchestrate the activity of genes in every cell of our bodies, reveals new research. The race was between mobile DNA sequences known as 'retrotransposons' (jumping genes) and the genes that have evolved to control them. Scientists at the University of California Santa Cruz, identified genes in humans that make repressor proteins to shut down specific jumping genes. "We have basically the same 20,000 protein-coding genes as a frog, yet our genome is much more complicated, with more layers of gene regulation. This study helps explain how that came about," said Sofie Salama, a research associate at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute who led the study."

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Cloudflare rolls out free universal SSL encryption to all users

L'Inq - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 3:37pm

Two million websites set to benefit


Seagate embiggens its spy drive, waves it at CCTV cameras

El Reg - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 3:31pm
A terabyte of storage weighs just 90g. Fancy that

CCTV operators can breathe sighs of relief. They won’t run out of space so fast as Seagate has upped the capacity of its 4TB Surveillance disk drive to 6TB.…

Big Data & Energy Q&A: Ask IBM experts your questions

Thinq - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 3:24pm

This Thursday 2nd October, IBM is holding a Twitter Q&A on the subject of Big Data & Energy under the hashtag #IBMutilities. Submit your questions in advance here.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/29/big-data--energy-qa-ask-ibm-experts-your-questions/

Seagate combines surveillance drive range with data recovery service

L'Inq - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 3:22pm

It won't break, but if it does, it'll get fixed


<i>Reg</i> hands portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum to lucky compo winner

El Reg - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 3:01pm
Monday sunshine for tech consultant

The lucky winner of the unique portable Spectrum is Martin Ryan.…

The Most Dominating Linux Stories Of Q3'2014

Phoronix - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 3:00pm
With the third quarter ending tomorrow, here's a look at the top highlights from the past three months...

Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

Slashdot - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 2:57pm
An anonymous reader writes Parents in China's Zhejiang province can give their own blood to earn some extra points on their child's high school entrance exam. Four liters of donated blood will get your child one extra point; 6 liters adds two points; and 8 liters, three. From the article: "The policy burst into the national limelight this week, when a Weibo user posted a photo of a bandaged arm, saying, 'For my future child, I say one thing: Relax when you take the high school entrance exam. Your dad's already helped you gain points.' The post was widely shared. Though the user declined to be interviewed by China Real Time, he also clarified his original post, saying that he had in fact been giving blood since age 18."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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