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Latest Mutation Stories

2013-01-22 13:52:13

Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a rare gene mutation in a single family with a high rate of schizophrenia, adding to evidence that abnormal genes play a role in the development of the disease.

2013-01-11 10:14:47

When Charles Darwin first sketched how species evolved by natural selection, he drew what looked like a tree.

Slime Mold Gets Upper Hand By Cheating
2013-01-09 13:38:37

A 'cheater' mutation (chtB) in Dictyostelium discoideum, a free living slime mold able to co-operate as social organism when food is scarce, allows the cheater strain to exploit its social partner

Autism And Other Disorders May Be Caused By Genetic Hotspot Mutations
2012-12-21 06:47:01

A group of international researchers led by a team of investigators from the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, recently revealed a new study that provides signals as to the causes of autism and other related disorders.

Nobody Is Perfect: Study Shows People Have 400 Genetic Flaws In DNA
2012-12-07 12:45:35

Perfection is something that all humans strive for at one time or another, be it scoring a perfect 100 on a test, making the perfect soufflé, having the perfect play in basketball, or even landing the perfect job. For others, perfection is a state of well-being—as in being perfectly healthy

2012-12-04 15:00:32

After years of basic research, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are increasingly able to understand the mechanisms underlying the human Usher syndrome and are coming ever closer to finding a successful treatment approach.

2012-12-03 13:47:06

The causes underlying the development of certain types of common cancers have not yet been elucidated.

Gene Mutations Begin Showing Up In Last 5,000 Years Of Human Evolution
2012-11-29 10:51:10

It is within the past 5 to 10,000 years that researchers have found that most genetic mutations have occurred, making us genetically different than we once were.

2012-11-20 11:47:58

Certain mutated cells keep trying to replicate their DNA — with disastrous results — even after medications rob them of the raw materials to do so.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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