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"Snooze Button" on Biological Clocks Improves Cell Adaptability

February 17, 2013

image of an alarm clock The circadian clocks that control and influence dozens of basic biological processes have an unexpected "snooze button" that helps cells adapt to changes in their environment. Full Story

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