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Posts tagged genetics

November 14, 2011

 

DNA

The DNA Whodunnit

Today, recombinant DNA is used to make insulin and the clotting factors hemophiliacs need. Who made this amazing discovery?

September 19, 2011

 

African Flags at a soccer game

Genetic Similarities In African And Eurasian Populations

According to new genetic analysis, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern groups and Jews share genes with African populations.

December 27, 2010

 

A man shuffling playing cards before a poker game

Genetic Poker: Why Inbreeding Is A Danger

Humans must learn about the dangers of inbreeding before it's too late.

December 10, 2010

 

Two dolphins swimming along the ocean floor

I Get By With A Little Help From My Dolphin Friends

A new study has found that dolphin mothers who get help from female friends are more successful compared to those without help.

September 23, 2010

 

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Tastier Chocolate On The Way Now That Cacao Tree Genome Sequenced

Scientific research is awesome when chocolate is involved! Learn what scientists are doing to understand the inner workings of the Theobroma cacao tree.

September 15, 2010

 

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Taking A Survey On Survey-Takers

Scientists have conducted surveys on just about EVERYTHING (including surveys)!

August 20, 2010

 

M&Ms

M&Ms Can Help Explain Genetic Drift

What is "genetic drift?" How does it affect an animal's genes and their genetic variation?

July 9, 2010

 

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Will You Live To Be 100?

It's true that few people get to celebrate their 100th birthday party. It turns out genetics plays a big role.

July 8, 2010

 

Yaks rest on their way to Mount Everest.

Tibetans Hold Record For Evolutionary Speed

Tibetans can now not only lay claim to the tallest mountain peak in the world, but also to having the fastest-evolving gene in the human race.

April 2, 2010

 

This structure represents a dehydrogenase enzyme from the bacteria Colwellia psychrerythraea. The enzyme is capable of generating harmful reactive oxygen species and has been implicated in neurodegeneration, ischemia-reperfusion, cancer and several other disorders.

Your Genetic Cookbook: How Cells And Viruses Work

Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?

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