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2014-06-17 13:37:51

Immunity is what stops you dying from a common cold or a tiny pinprick.

2014-06-17 13:32:04

Genetics Society of America Genetics Society of America journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics publish special collection focusing on the biology of sex determination Sex is everywhere in nature. Whether it's a male bird singing to mark his territory or a tiny yeast cell secreting chemicals to attract the opposite mating type, sex has profoundly shaped the appearance, behavior and evolution of many organisms. The genetic and evolutionary forces underlying sex differences and...

2014-05-08 09:51:38

The power of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to detect genetic influences on human disease can be substantially increased using a statistical testing framework.

2014-03-27 13:12:58

As Rachel Carson predicted 50 years ago in her groundbreaking book Silent Spring, crop pests are capable of outwitting the chemical compounds known as xenobiotics that are devised to kill them.

2013-04-30 14:18:23

Scientists have identified a gene that keeps our nerve fibers from clogging up.

2013-04-08 12:16:35

Researchers from Tel Aviv University describe experiments that could lead to a new approach for treating Parkinson's disease (PD) using a common sweetener, mannitol.

2012-12-04 13:02:43

It's common knowledge that excessive UV exposure from sunlight raises your chances for skin cancer, but predicting whether someone will actually develop skin cancer remains difficult.

2012-07-11 13:49:14

Listed below are the selected highlights for the July 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America's journal, Genetics.

2012-07-11 13:41:07

Important insights that explain why our ability to ward off infection declines with age are published in a new research report in the July 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America's journal, GENETICS (http://www.genetics.org/).

2012-07-04 22:45:29

As the Genetics Society of America's Model Organism to Human Biology (MOHB): Cancer Genetics Meeting in Washington, D.C. drew to a close, it was clear that the mantra for drug discovery to treat cancers in the post-genomic era is pathways.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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