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Sap-sucking sea slugs have a ruthless, and intriguing, survival technique

[Global] Sap-sucking sea slugs do exactly what they sound like they do: They go up to seaweed and suck the sap out of it, and they do it fastidiously. But it’s the way that they do it that makes them so unusual. Continue reading Sap-sucking sea slugs have a ruthless, and intriguing, survival technique

Solar-powered slug absorbs algae DNA, reveals possibilities for gene therapy

Those with color blindness, sickle cell anemia or Down syndrome must live their entire lives with their affliction encoded in their genes. But that fate may change, thanks to a green slug in Massachusetts shaped like a leaf. Continue reading Solar-powered slug absorbs algae DNA, reveals possibilities for gene therapy