A gene that helps our pancreata repair can also lead to sickness.
The model could solve mysteries about DNA and lead to novel medicines.
No time like mealtime.
“They’re OUR genes, tovarish plant” — grasses.
Back to the wild for inspiration.
A genetic fluke two to three million years ago turned humans into the best endurance runners around.
Don’t mind me, just borrowing some genes to make gravity-sensing crystals. Sorry, what?
Their insane ability to survive almost anything is written in their DNA.
A gene mutation that makes it likely for women to develop breast cancer doesn’t actually make the disease worse.
The Amish could hold the secret to the ‘fountain of youth’.
Only two genes code both the canvas and paintbrush for the intricate butterfly wing patterns.
It changes their genes.
The genes, it’s all in the genes.
Immense potential in a small cell.
A mosquito with a gene that blocks the malaria parasite has been created in the laboratory, a new research reports.
Researchers from Portugal believe they finally have the answer.
Flap your hands like a shark.
A new study on mice shows great promise for treating colon cancer – a simple genetic tweak can turn colorectal cancer cells into healthy tissue in a matter of days.
In the quest to understand what are the crucial differences between human and chimpanzee brains, scientists have isolated a stretch of DNA, once thought to be “junk”, near a gene that regulates brain development in mice. The engineered mouse embryos grew significantly larger brains. Those which received human brain DNA strands had 12% larger brains than those bred with chimp brain DNA. Research like this, though ethically controversial, might help identify which DNA sequences give a brain human characteristics, but also aid in findings treatment or cures for brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.
We’ve come a long way since the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly, was cloned. Now, a lab in South Korea will clone your dog for around $100,000; so far, they’ve cloned 400 pets since 2006. Cloning is still tabu in many parts of the world, but it’s a process which is no longer reserved for the future – it’s happening