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Spacefaring Worms Show How Gravity Affects Genes – Universe Today

New research involving nemotode worms aboard the ISS have shown that the effects of microgravity extend to the genetic level.

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In this decade and the next, humanity is poised to go to space like never before. National space agencies will be sending astronauts back to the Moon for the first time since the Apollo Era, private launch services will spearhead the commercialization of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), missions to the outer Solar System will search for evidence of extraterrestrial life, and crewed missions to Mars are on the horizon.
In preparation for this, a considerable amount of research is being done aboard the International…

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