Genetics & Molecular Biology

The GMOs That Fixed Global Warming

A lot of environmentalists raise money talking about climate change, but their energy recommendations- mitigation, rationing, high cost- are regressive. Scientists are interested in progress, and nothing has exemplified that like genetically modified organ ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2020 - 2:03am

Feeding The World For Thanksgiving 2050: New Wheat And Barley Genomes

The 10+ Wheat Genomes Project, led by University of Saskatchewan Professor Curtis Pozniak, and the International Barley Pan Genome Sequencing Consortium, led by Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Professor Nils Stein, have sequence ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 26 2020 - 2:01pm

Genes For Facial Features Identified- Including What We Share With Extinct Denisovans

A new study has identified nine new regions that influence facial features such as nose, lip, jaw, and brow shape The analysis of genetic data from more than 6,000 volunteers across Latin America was designed to find genes that determine the shape of a pe ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2021 - 9:00am

Homeostasis And The Math Of Human Biology

Outside extreme temperature environments, our body temperatures remain around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter how hot or cold the. For most people, the sugar levels in our blood remain fairly constant even after drinking a glass of orange juice, which i ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2021 - 9:31am

CRISPR-Cas9: Now Knocking Out 12 Genes At Once

Just a few short years ago, CRISPR-Cas9 technology took the world of molecular biology by storm because it allowed a cost-effective way to shut off or turn on traits in organisms without any side effects. CRISPR is an acronym of Clustered Regularly Intersp ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2021 - 4:22pm

Genetically Rescued Organism: Eucalyptus That Can't Be An Invasive Species

Eucalyptus trees are a pest-resistant evergreen that produce good lumber and oil that wealthy elites in the "wellness" marketplace buy- they are also an invasive species. A new paper shows how scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 to knock out LEAFY, the m ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2021 - 1:31pm

This Malaria Preventing Mosquito Is Not A GMO But Is A Science Boost For Nature- Will Activists Want To Block It?

Mosquitoes like Aedes aegypti don't have any value ecologically. If Thanos snapped them out of existence tomorrow there is nothing they do that won't immediately be taken up by 3,000 other mosquito species, not to mention 25,000 bee species when ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 20 2021 - 6:01am

Cheese Is Already GMO, Consumers Now Also Want Real Cheese With No Cows Involved At All

Cheese and insulin are two products most people don't realize were GMOs long before they became the target of anti-science groups. GMOs were instead embraced by activists like Rachel Carson, who saw them as a way to produce a lot more of things like i ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2021 - 10:09am

14 People Can Claim They Are Related To Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci had no children but he has relatives.  A new study shows how many and corrects some genealogical errors and documents the continuous male line, from father to son, of the Da Vinci family (later Vinci), from progenitor Michele (born 1331) ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2021 - 9:28am

Neanderthal And Denisovan African Origin, Eurasian Dispersal, And Interbreeding With Early Homo Sapiens Confirmed

A recent blood group analysis of three Neanderthals and one Denisovan confirm their African origin, Eurasian dispersal, and interbreeding with early Homo sapiens. Intriguingly, it also added evidence of low genetic diversity and possible demographic fragil ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2021 - 1:01pm