Latest Mutation Stories
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.
A Chinese research team, led by Anhui Medical University and BGI, has found the strong genetic evidences of mevalonate kinase gene (MVK) mutations link to disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP).
People who bear the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease learn faster than healthy people.
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