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gene-editing
2015-04-24 09:29:31

A new gene-editing technique created by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California could provide new hope for women carrying a mitochondrial disease who want to be mothers, but are afraid of passing their condition on to their children.

mitochondria
2015-03-30 15:43:54

They seem to be in the news every day: Mitochondria. But what the heck are they, really? We give you a basic rundown so you never have to worry again.

baby
2015-02-04 08:34:09

Lawmakers in the UK have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a law that would allow for the creation of genetically-engineered babies containing the DNA of three people (two women and one man), various media outlets reported on Tuesday.

mitochondrial DNA
2014-12-17 08:29:53

Study could lead to mitochondrial DNA blood tests to foretell future risk.

Richard III
2014-12-02 13:44:08

Genetic testing has confirmed that ancient bones discovered underneath a UK parking lot in 2012 belonged to medieval King Richard III, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

Three-Parent Conception Helps Reduce Risk Of Inherited Mitochondrial Disease
2014-06-03 12:53:49

To prevent deadly, inherited mitochondrial diseases, UK doctors have devised a unique scheme: create a fertilized embryo using eggs from two different women and sperm from one man.

2014-04-07 23:02:16

Bode Technology Uses DNA to Help Identify Missing World War II Soldier - “DNA-Led” Approach Helps Provide Closure to the Family Lorton, VA (PRWEB) April

2014-03-27 11:14:50

Male bears are seemingly always on the prowl, roaming much greater distances than females, particularly for mating.

Do Mitochondrial Genes Matter?
2014-01-14 11:45:32

Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce.

2013-10-22 23:31:36

Getting sleep and regularly exercising may help keep people young at heart.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.