Basics of Genetics

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  • Put Your RNA Knowledge to the Test

    DNA may grab most of the attention, but another nucleic acid is also available - RNA. Find out how much you know about this major macromolecule in our fun and insightful RNA quiz.
    By Paul Arnold November 14, 2011 

  • All About Proteins: Structure, Function, and Uses

    Proteins are one of the major building blocks of life, without which there would be no life as we know it. Want to brush up on your knowledge of proteins? These articles will give you an insight into how and where proteins are made, what they do,...
    By Emma Lloyd October 21, 2011 

  • Fun Genetics Quiz : How Much Do You Know?

    Since Crick and Watson's discovery the world has gone DNA crazy. Have you kept up with developments, with the science of the times? Or do you know more about your jeans than your genes?
    By Paul Arnold September 21, 2011 


  • Research Tools Used in Genetics

    Just ten years removed from the sequencing of the entire human genome, we have entered a golden era of genetics. Indeed, genetic discoveries are being made at a furious pace in laboratories throughout the world. Read on to learn about common, important...
    By bjlbyron July 15, 2011 

  • Birth Order and Language Development

    Birth order and its impact on a child's personality and development has been the subject of study since 1874. Researchers agree that there are links between birth order and language development, although they differ on how those links play out with...
    By lrohner July 5, 2011 

  • The Mendelian Genetics of Sedum Plants

    The preliminary study of the Mendelian genetics of Sedum plants is one of the less popular experiments of Mendel. His discoveries laid the foundation for his more popular pea experiments. Because of the observations from the hybridization of Sedum, he...
    By efrontiers June 27, 2011 


  • What Are Oncogenes?

    Oncogenes are mutant forms of normal human genes which, if not regulated, can trigger a cell to grow and divide uncontrollably. The formation of tumors, and the cancer that results, usually require multiple mutations. Some will be oncogenes, which activate...
    By Matt Feltz June 27, 2011 

  • The Roles of Genetics and the Limbic System in Aggression

    There have been several studies that clearly demonstrate the role of genetics and the limbic system in aggression. Although the subject of aggression can be quite complex in human beings, this information will hopefully shed light on the limbic system...
    By efrontiers May 31, 2011 

  • An Overview of the Microarray Technique in Genetic Studies

    Scientists today are conducting genetic studies using microarray technique. The main advantage of this technology is that scientists can study thousands of genes at a time. Learn more about this technology, its application and limitations.
    By Rishi Prakash May 31, 2011 

  • Origin and Phylogeny of Vultures

    How are the various vultures of the world related to each other? This article explains with phylogenetic trees (like family trees, only with species instead of individuals).
    By Kayar May 26, 2011 
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