Genetics & Molecular Biology

The World's Rice Bowl Is Suffering With Lower Yields- Here Is How Science Is Helping

South-East Asia is a substantial consumer of rice but also accounts for about 40 percent of international rice exports. Before population plateaus some time after 2050, and as globalization makes the world more prosperous, there will likely be 18 percent h ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2022 - 10:38am

Boys Are More Demanding Than Girls Even Before Birth- In Mouse Pregnancies

Up to 15 percent of women are diagnosed with pregnancy complications and a new paper says that boys are more likely to be the cause than girls. The authors speculate it may be because boys grow faster in the womb, needing more energy and nutrients from the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 27 2022 - 7:25pm

TLR7 Mutation Is A Genetic Cause Of Lupus

A genetic analysis found a single point mutation in the TLR7 gene and then identified other cases of severe lupus where this gene was also mutated.  Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which causes inflammation in organs and joints, affects movement and ...

Article - News Staff - May 4 2022 - 8:40am

Is Gene Therapy The Future Of Medicine?

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Article - Mark Pierce - May 12 2022 - 11:25pm

DIPA-CRISPR Makes Insect Gene Editing Possible

Since the Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to biochemist Jennifer Doudna and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier in 2020, for developing the gene-editing technique known as Crispr-Cas9, Crispr has enjoyed a lot of attention and interest from scient ...

Article - Mark Pierce - May 19 2022 - 10:19pm

The Link Between Female Fertility And Twins- An Answer From The Past

The common belief is that women who have twins are more fertile but what does the science say? A detailed analysis of more than 100,000 births to women born between 1700 and 1899, published on 24 May 2022 in Nature Communications, found the answer is no. A ...

Article - News Staff - May 26 2022 - 2:18pm