Use M&M's to determine genetic traits, extract DNA from a strawberry using normal household materials, create edible DNA strands using marshmallows and licorice, design dog breeds as you select alleles, and more in...
Chimeras contain DNA from two different sources. An unusual case of human chimerism and animal chimeras created for commercial use are explored in this article.
Read this article to learn about "human hybrids" who express two sets of DNA. They can fail paternity tests and criminal DNA tests! They can also run into lots of medical-related hassles.
Many people consider mutations in the human genome to be a negative event as they associate mutations with cell damage, cancer and genetic diseases such as sickle cell anaemia and Huntington’s disease. However,...
Telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes. Telomerase is an enzyme that stops telomeres from shortening. They may both play a role in cancer and aging.
This article is about Albinism and the threats faced by people in a particular part of this world because they are albinistic.
Babies with Three Parents: How and why scientist and doctors are able to create three parent embryos
In recent medical research, scientist and doctors have found a way to eliminate the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, by creating an embryo with three parents.
Genetically altered humans turned vampire, is it possible? Can immortality be achieved? Harnessing the power of the mythical vampire
Cloning is a controversial topic that has many different views. There are two main type of clonings that most often occur today. They aer artificial embryo transfer and somatic cell nuclear transfer.
The genetic material from a single human being was decoded in 2003. Find out why scientists are now sequencing the human genome from more than 1000 individuals and learn how this may ultimately benefit you and your...
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