Scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus, which has infected more than 467,000 people. All viruses, including this one, mutate over time. As they replicate, minute errors are introduced into their genetic codes. For some viruses, like the flu, these errors collect more […]
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Millions of years ago, a random genetic...
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At 18, Elana Simon has beaten cancer and is even a co-author of a study about her disease, which was published Thursday in the journal Science. Six years ago, Simon was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer, called fibrolameller. Simon’s cancer was caught in time and she had surgery to […]
Alcoholism is a complicated condition caused by many factors, but at least one of these factors is your genes. Researchers have just found a new suspect: the Gabrb1 gene, which seems to play a role in regulating alcohol intake. Researchers have previously identified 39 genes associated with alcoholism in humans, […]
Problems with Tamiflu.
BRCA genes are very important.
It's not ET.
Kinda cute. But kinda gross too.
[credit provider=”Wenqing Fu “] Humans have been collecting tons of negative mutations in the past few thousand years, a new study suggests.”Recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation present in contemporary populations,” study researcher Joshua Akey, of the University of Washington, told us in an email. “Our […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Cropbot” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sperm-egg.jpg”] Researchers found that mice with a damaged copy of a particular gene produced sperm with tails which were 17 per cent shorter, making them less able to swim.The mice which had mutated versions of the gene, known as RABL2, also produced 50 per cent fewer sperm on […]