Scientists find 'master switch' gene for obesity
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Heart disease and obesity are inter-related, as well as being related to cholesterol and fat deposition in the body. On May 15, 2011, the journal Nature Genetics published work by a British research group that indicates a potential “master switch” for keeping all of...
An introduction to chromosomes, genes and DNA
By: Richard Pearman
Whether in school biology class, a discussion of medical problems, a police investigation, a protest against GMO foods or science fiction, everybody has heard of chromosomes, genes and DNA. Understanding what they are is another matter. A lot of people get confused about this and...
Women scientists: Rosalind Franklin's contributions to the field of genetics
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Rosalind Franklin is probably best known as the woman behind the discovery of the DNA double helix, but she did not immediately receive that recognition. In 1962, James Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for uncovering the structure of DNA, which...
Long term exposure to toxic chemicals
By: Carroll Colette J. Yorgey
Toxic chemicals are everywhere - the air, water, food and soil. Exposure to toxic chemicals occurs through breathing, touching and ingesting. The developing fetus is the most vulnerable to toxic chemicals, which can be ingested by the mother when she eats or drinks or when...
Characteristics and causes of Apert syndrome
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Apert syndrome, also known as acrocephalosyndactyly (ACS) type I, is a rare genetic disorder that causes alterations to the skull and digits. It affects one in every 65,000 to 88,000 newborns, according to the National Library of Medicine or one in every 45...
Cloninguspatentlawbioengineeringstonemasoncanadaoncogenecancerresearchhigherlifeforms
By: Judy Joyce - 463318
A fictional character in a book about Ireland is a stone mason. In speaking about stone, he shows the passion of a true believer in a universal understanding about that which comprises the universe in all of its glory. The character stands before an indifferent...
By: T. Scott Randolph
Genetic screening and using genetic manipulation isn't a new idea. It has been around for 10,000 years or so. This is just the time that humans have used it. Nature has always used it. We humans just sped up the process. We would cross...
By: Wendy R.
James Watson, an American born Molecular Biologist along with Francis Crick a British molecular biologist, physicist, and neuroscientist are most noted for being the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953. Watson and Crick talked a great deal about DNA and the...
Is there scientific evidence for an intelligence gene?
By: Sonia Mcnichol
I am assuming that the intelligence we are talking about is the type that leads to 11 A*s at GCSE and a first class honours degree from Oxford university? If that is the case, then this type of intelligence is not due to the presence...
What's happening at Human Genome Sciences, Inc.?
By: Sally Morem
Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI), shocked the investment world by making two major announcements. On Friday, July 24, it will be selling 45,000 doses of ABthrax to the Strategic National Stockpile. It already delivered 20,000 doses this spring. Revenues will be $150...

 

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