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Without the process of mitosis there would be no cancer. Cancerous cells ignore or override some of the control measures of this type of cell division. Read on to find out more.Elizabeth Blackburn, Telomeres and Telomerase
Elizabeth Blackburn is a biologist who studies many different facets of telomeres - the tips of the chromosome which protect it during cell division. She also co-discovered telomerase...Marshall Warren Nirenberg - Genetics Scientist
The U.S. biochemist and geneticist Marshall Warren Nirenberg is famous for his pioneering work on the genetic code. This work, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology...How the Cow Genome could Transform Farming
The successful mapping of the cow genome is likely to lead to better and bigger things in genetic science.Bed Bugs Bite Back
Bed bugs are big pests. It was assumed that their fire had gone out, and the threat diminished. But as their genomes have evolved, these blood sucking beasts are biting back... big...What is Genomics?
Genomics may sound familiar, as if it were a novel or a movie. What is it exactly? Genomics is the study of genes, what constitutes them, its structures, how it is related to DNA...Famous Scientists in Biology - Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer
A brief look at the life and research of Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer. He was a British embryologist and developmental biologist. His work helped shed light on various evolutionary issues...Anatomy of a Pandemic Flu Virus
Periodically flu pandemics strike, causing severe illness and sometimes death. Bird flu and swine flu make international headlines when they go on the attack. Understanding just how...Animal Cloning: The World's First Cloned Camel
The cloning of animals has been a controversial topic ever since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the Sheep. Since that ground breaking proclamation, many animals have been...Aliens and their DNA
There have been countless alien sightings, yet definitive proof of their existence does not yet exist. If ET lives, and has a home, could DNA analysis help to locate him, it, or her?...