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A new microscope developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is allowing scientists track the position and orientation of individual molecules in living cells. It has the potential to reveal unknown aspects of molecular behaviour, including those that turn cells into agents of disease.

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The Y chromosome, a chunk of genetic code that is unique to male animals, isn't just physically smaller than the X. It also contains far fewer genes. The X has more than 1000 genes, while the Y has fewer than 200 — and most of them don't even work. Why do men have this odd, stunted chromosome in their genomes?

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If you've ever felt like your life's turned on its head, be thankful that you're not this little embryo — which turns itself inside out. This is the first footage ever captured of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out.