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Sep 21

firsttimeuser:

Wooden Buliding, New York City, 1956 by Imogen Cunningham

firsttimeuser:

Wooden Buliding, New York City, 1956 by Imogen Cunningham

wildcat2030:

From Cheetah Spots to Kitty’s Stripes: The Genetics of Cat Coats
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After years of studying how cats get their color, researchers have pinpointed an elusive gene underlying spots on cheetahs, stripes in house cats and patterns across the feline world. Called Taqpep, it and two other genes produce proteins central to a cascade of cell-level events that ultimately generate your kitty’s distinctive coat. “It’s something we’ve been curious about for a long time,” said geneticist Stephen O’Brien of the National Cancer Institute. “We’ve known just three genes were involved, but nobody knew what the genes were.” On the following pages, Wired talks to O’Brien about the findings, which were announced Sept. 20 in Science. (via From Cheetah Spots to Kitty’s Stripes: The Genetics of Cat Coats | Wired Science | Wired.com)

wildcat2030:

From Cheetah Spots to Kitty’s Stripes: The Genetics of Cat Coats

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After years of studying how cats get their color, researchers have pinpointed an elusive gene underlying spots on cheetahs, stripes in house cats and patterns across the feline world. Called Taqpep, it and two other genes produce proteins central to a cascade of cell-level events that ultimately generate your kitty’s distinctive coat. “It’s something we’ve been curious about for a long time,” said geneticist Stephen O’Brien of the National Cancer Institute. “We’ve known just three genes were involved, but nobody knew what the genes were.” On the following pages, Wired talks to O’Brien about the findings, which were announced Sept. 20 in Science. (via From Cheetah Spots to Kitty’s Stripes: The Genetics of Cat Coats | Wired Science | Wired.com)

cillium:

A road to nowhere (by cadetlu)

cillium:

A road to nowhere (by cadetlu)

(Source: fuckyeahtattoos)

parislemon:

buzzfeed:

Alright, let’s cut the crap, obviously the most important thing about iOS 6 is new Emojis.

:O

parislemon:

buzzfeed:

Alright, let’s cut the crap, obviously the most important thing about iOS 6 is new Emojis.

:O

Aug 26

(Source: the-personal-quotes, via saintgermain-xo)