Latest Mutation Stories
Certain mutated cells keep trying to replicate their DNA — with disastrous results — even after medications rob them of the raw materials to do so.
Harvard scientists have solved the long-standing mystery of how some insects form the germ cells – the cellular precursors to the eggs and sperm necessary for sexual reproduction – and the answer is shedding new light on the evolutionary origins of a gene that had long been thought to be critical to the process.
A new study from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, describes a curly haired cat breed, the Selkirk Rex, as genetically distinct from previously known breeds.
Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by a simple and repeated genetic solution to an environmental pressure that a broad range of species happen to share, according to new research.
Like job-seekers searching for a new position, living things sometimes have to pick up a new skill if they are going to succeed.
A key assumption that biologists have relied on widely over the past quarter-century in studying the evolution of protein molecules is "highly questionable".
Inhibiting the protein, Grp94, could offer new treatment for the sight-robbing eye disease
Milk consumption has been linked to improved health, with decreased risks of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon cancer.
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