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What does it mean to be human?
A cell is a complex environment in which substances (metabolites) must maintain a correct state of equilibrium, which may vary depending on specific needs.
A rudimentary form of life that is found in some of the harshest environments on earth is able to sidestep normal replication processes and reproduce by the back door.
On October 8th, Hun School Advanced Placement Biology students began working on an extended research project with Rutgers University’s Waksman Student Scholars Program.
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that one gene in a common fungus acts as a master regulator, and deleting it has opened access to a wealth of new compounds that have never before been studied – with the potential to identify new antibiotics.
Scientists working to sequence the genome of the kiwifruit have revealed that the berry has recently undergone a pair of whole-genome duplication events, according to new research published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications.
What makes facial morphology so distinct? Genetics obviously plays a major role, as is evident in the similarities between parents and children. But scientists are now studying how DNA fine-tunes genetics so that siblings, especially identical twins, resemble one another yet look different from unrelated individuals.
Bielefeld biologists reveal the influence of genes on dispersal behavior
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...
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