Latest Gene Stories
If you look around at your friends and family, it is clear our biological clocks tick differently. Women tend to live longer than men do, some individuals can look years younger – or older – than their chronological age, and diseases can affect our aging process.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia in the UK have found a link between biological age, longevity and an individual’s chromosomes in a bird known as the Seychelles Warbler.
Certain mutated cells keep trying to replicate their DNA — with disastrous results — even after medications rob them of the raw materials to do so.
A professor of pathology and developmental biology at Stanford University believes there’s cause to suspect that humanity’s intellectual prowess may actually be eroding, and at an astonishing rate.
Changes in how DNA interacts with histones—the proteins that package DNA—regulate many fundamental cell activities from stem cells maturing into a specific body cell type or blood cells becoming leukemic.
A new study of stem cells derived from skin tissue has challenged the commonly held notion that a person's cells all share the same DNA sequence, arguing instead that genetic variation may occur to a greater extent than experts had previously believed.
Up to ten per cent of the active genes of an organism that has survived 80 million years without sex are foreign, a new study from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London reveals.
With a mate and a nest to protect, the male threespined stickleback is a fierce fish, chasing and biting other males until they go away.
An international team of researchers, led by the University of Edinburgh, has discovered a new gene that helps to solve one of life's greatest mysteries – what makes us human?
A massive team of international researchers has announced the successful sequencing of the female domestic pig’s genome.
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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