Latest Chimera Stories
Researchers have developed new methods to trace the life history of individual cells back to their origins in the fertilized egg.
Scientists turn stem cells into a fish embryo, overcoming major biological challenge. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Scientists at the University
Some people possess a small number of cells in their bodies that are not genetically their own; this condition is known as microchimerism.
A small amount of male DNA can be found in the brains of women, something researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) believe may be the result of leftover DNA in the mother’s body...
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may finally have discovered why people with sickle cell disease get milder cases of malaria than individuals who have normal red blood cells.
Researchers reporting in the April 27 issue of the journal Cell , a Cell Press publication, have devised a new and improved method for producing genetically modified animals for use in scientific research.
A Knockout Mouse is a genetically engineered mouse in which researchers have inactivated, or “knocked out,” an existing gene by replacing it or disrupting it with an artificial piece of DNA. The loss of gene activity frequently causes changes in a mouse’s phenotype, which includes appearance, behavior, or other apparent and biochemical characteristics. Knockout mice are significant animal models for studying the role of genes which have been sequenced but whose functions haven’t...
Pegasus (the winged horse) Constellation -- Location: Visible in both Hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 22h; Declination: +20; Source: Greek mythology Pegasus, the winged horse, was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Medusa had been one of three beautiful sisters. Athena was angered that Medusa met with Poseidon in one of her temples. She changed Medusa into a terrible monster. Zeus kept Pegasus out of the world to placate Athena. Pegasus (and the warrior Chrysaor) sprang from...
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