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All LUCA descendants make their molecular machinery from the same 20 molecules, even though most modern proteins could conceivably work with about half of that repertoire.
YOUR ANCESTORS MIGHT HAVE BEEN MARTIANSCHARLIE WOODFEBRUARY 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
ExxonMobil, a descendant of the mighty Standard Oil Company, was removed from the Dow Jones industrial average basket of companies in August, a once unthinkable blow to its prestige.
OIL COMPANIES’ LOSSES IN 2020 WERE STAGGERING. AND THAT WAS BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT FOCUSED ON CLIMATE CHANGE.WILL ENGLUNDFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The state is loaded with descendants of gunpowder grandee Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, who founded the chemical giant.
LOVELY, LITTLE DELAWARE — LONG FAMOUS FOR CORPORATIONS, CHICKENS AND CREDIT CARDS — IS READY FOR ITS BIG MOMENTKAREN HELLERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If there’s one thing we know that the world is creating more and more of, it’s data and computing power, which means GPT-3’s descendants are only going to get more clever.
THESE WERE OUR FAVORITE TECH STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB IN 2020SINGULARITY HUB STAFFJANUARY 2, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to federal criminal charges in settlement over opioid crisisDavid Sackler and Kathe Sackler are descendants of two of the three Sackler brothers who bought the company, then called Purdue Frederick, in 1952.
MEMBERS OF FAMILY THAT LED MAKER OF OXYCONTIN DENY RESPONSIBILITY FOR OPIOID CRISIS IN CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGMERYL KORNFIELDDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In 2018, Letitia Clark, a physician and a descendant of the Queens, told Thomas that she was shocked to learn about “the cousins that went to Louisiana” nearly 200 years earlier.
THE ENSLAVED FAMILIES WHO WENT TO COURT TO WIN THEIR FREEDOMALISON LACROIXDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Already, its experimental stations are home to hundreds of gene-edited pigs and thousands of their descendants—likely the largest number anywhere.
GENE EDITING HAS MADE PIGS IMMUNE TO A DEADLY EPIDEMICKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 11, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
What we think of as soul food today was celebratory food — the stuff that poor sharecroppers, the direct descendants of slaves, would have eaten on Sundays and special occasions.
THE NEW SOUL FOOD OF PARISALEXANDER HURSTDECEMBER 10, 2020EATER
Today’s birds are, of course, descendants of the only branch of the dino tree that made it through the end-Cretaceous mass extinction.
CRETACEOUS BIRDS WERE THOUGHT TO HAVE SMALL BILLS—EXCEPT THIS ONESCOTT K. JOHNSONNOVEMBER 29, 2020ARS TECHNICA
She wants to know who the people are, were there any descendants, she wants to find and meet people.
THE 10TH PRESIDENT’S LAST SURVIVING GRANDSON: A BRIDGE TO THE NATION’S COMPLICATED PASTGILLIAN BROCKELLNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESCENDANT

  • beneficiary
  • descendant
  • follower
  • heritor
  • inheritor
  • next in line
  • replacement
  • scion
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