Genetics & Molecular Biology

Polar Bear Genome From 100,000 Years Ago Shows It Was Genetically Modified

Genetic admixture didn't begin in the 1970s, when insulin became the first government approved genetically modified organism (GMO) and AquAdvantage salmon, where an Atlantic salmon expresses a natural gene from a Chinook salmon to grow faster, certain ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 16 2022 - 12:05pm

Is Gene Therapy The Future Of Medicine?

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Article - Mark Pierce - Jun 23 2022 - 9:17am

A Million-Year-Old Mammoth May Hold The Key To The Future Of Food

Our modern human diet is remarkably versatile. Modern farming practices and technological innovations allowed an unprecedented variety of dietary choices. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors, though, didn't have this luxury. The harsh climate during cold s ...

Article - Irena Šoljić - Jul 7 2022 - 12:11pm

Mendel At 200: Why The Austrian Monk Is The Father Of Genetics

Newly-discovered historical information adds weight to the belief that given what was known in the mid-19th century, Gregor Mendel, the Austrian (Moravian, now part of the Czech Republic) Monk was even further ahead of his time.  So advanced his work was c ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 12 2022 - 8:31am

Thylakoids May Be A New Way To Optimize Plants For Harsh Growing Conditions

Countries where regressive policies toward science have banned modern technologies like genetic engineering are also overwhelmingly unable to feed themselves. Some European countries not only prevent much of Africa from feeding themselves, they ban imports ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2022 - 4:22pm

Previously Unknown Mechanism In Plant Meiosis Discovered

Cells transform from one type into another and activation of a particular set of genes dictates how cells specialize in performing specific tasks and determines when they divide or when they differentiate.  ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 4 2022 - 1:37pm

Food Science: New Fix For Nature's Wasting Of Water During Photosynthesis

The researchers confirmed there is a system in place that is working to limit the amount of water being lost from the leaf, but what’s causing it is not settled. They believe that water conduits, called aquaporins, located in the cell membranes are respon ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2022 - 2:06pm

Greatest Lupus Genetic Risk Factor Pathway Revealed

The molecular mechanism that drives the disease-causing effects of the most common genetic risk factor for lupus,  HLA-DRB1*03:01, has been revealed in a new study. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common, incurable autoimmune disease that affects million ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 18 2022 - 6:33am

Biologic From Reengineered Human Skin Cells As COVID-19 Therapy

Few treatments exist for COVID-19 and the ones that do primarily focus solely on preventing the virus from replicating. A new potential treatment inhibits replication but also protects or repairs tissue, which is important because COVID-19 can cause sympto ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2022 - 9:50am

Being A Great Drummer May Be Genetic

'Keeping time' is easy for humans, but not all can keep time equally. Some great drummers, and even more guitarists, use a device like a metronome to keep them on a precise beat, while others seem to do it effortlessly. A new study finds human ca ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 19 2022 - 11:40am