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 this...
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.
Genetic drift explains how and why neutral mutations change in frequency in a population. But what is Genetic drift? And where does bottlenecking and the founder effect fit in? This hub has the answers
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, when...
Do you know why siamese cats have a 'point coloration', or are darker in cold countries? Or why calico cats are always female. Science has simple but fascinating explanations to the coat colours of various cat breeds.
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.
Baby with cleft lip Baby with cleft lip Baby with cleft palate Unilateral Cleft Palate Cleft Palate is linked to dozens of genes. A recent research of one of these genes by researchers at Washington University...
When you dream do you feel as though it is someone else's memory? Do you ever dream of other times and places? Here we take a look at Genetic Memory and how it may influence your life.
Yes, some people are actually blue. Read this article to learn causes of blue skin. Photos show the blue people Paul Karason, Stan Jones and the Fugate family of Troublesome Creek, Kentucky.