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We found the genes that allowed plants to colonise land 500 million years ago

We found the genes that allowed plants to colonise land 500 million years ago Mosses are among the closest living relatives to Earth's first land plants. Arnon Polin/Shutterstock The world 500 million years ago looked very different to today. The land was bare, with only bacteria, fungi and algae able to survive on it. Everything else lived in the ocean, but once plants moved onto land, they changed almost everything…

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Ageing: how our ‘epigenetic clocks’ slow down as we get older

Ageing: how our ‘epigenetic clocks’ slow down as we get older Monkey Business Images From the tap dancing 90-year-old to the 40-year-old who struggles to run a mile, we all know people who seem surprisingly young or old for their age. Scientists believe that it may be possible to distinguish between two types of age: biological age, a measure of how well the body functions, and chronological age, your age…

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