Four blue lobsters, one yellow, and one albino lobster have been caught in the Canadian Maritimes in the last two weeks. To put that into perspective, the odds of catching a blue lobster is 1 in 2 million, a yellow is 1 in 30 million, and an albino is 1 in 100 million! The CBC puts it into perspective.
A new study has shown that pregnant mice can pass traits to offspring through bacterial DNA. The discovery means scientists will have to increasingly consider the role of microbes when working to understand how genes influence illness and health.