Genomic Research

  • Genetics History: The Top Ten Moments

    They give us everything, and without them we'd be nothing. Understanding how our genes work is giving us unprecedented powers to shape our own destinies. Our knowledge is increasing rapidly all the time. Human genetics, plant genetics and more, follow...
    By Paul Arnold May 24, 2011 

  • Cyril Dean Darlington - The Man Who Invented the Chromosome

    Cyril Darlington was a British scientist who carried out research on the working of chromosomes. Apart from his work as a cytogeneticist, he was the Sherardian Professor of Botany at Oxford.
    By Sonal Panse May 23, 2011 

  • History of the Genetically Engineered Tomato

    The Flavor Savr was the first genetically engineered tomato. Genetically modified organisms have certain genes added or deleted to bring about desirable changes. There have been no studies on the long term effects of these changes.
    By Sonal Panse May 22, 2011 


  • The Genetic Legacy of Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan was an empire builder and, it turns out, something of a family man as well. His genetic descendants are alive and well and spread out through China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and parts of Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran...
    By Sonal Panse May 20, 2011 

  • Great Scientists in Genetics - John Maynard Smith

    This article gives a brief overview of the famous British theorist and evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith, who applied mathematics to biology to understand and explain evolutionary concepts.
    By Sonal Panse May 20, 2011 

  • A Brief History of Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is a disease that has accompanied humans throughout most of history, at times decimating large groups of people. Read on to learn the history of tuberculosis and who discovered the cause.
    By dgemmellaro May 19, 2011 


  • Hunting for the Pathogen that Triggers Kawasaki Disease Symptoms

    Kawasaki disease is a rare illness that can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels. It's caused by bacterial or viral infection, but the pathogen that triggers the disease is unknown. However, human genetics research has discovered genes that...
    By Paul Arnold May 6, 2011 

  • MicroRNA and Gene Expression

    Genes that code for proteins aren't the only kind of gene. There are thousands that code for microRNA, which are fundamental to gene regulation and cell health.
    By Kayar April 27, 2011 

  • Why Monarch Butterflies Migrate

    Monarch butterflies travel over long distances to winter in the warmer climes of Mexico. Researchers are studying the Monarch butterfly genome to get a clue to the reasons behind the annual migration.
    By Sonal Panse April 12, 2011 

  • Structure of the Mimivirus

    Once thought to be a type of bacteria, the mimivirus is a fascinating organism, appearing to be half-way between a virus and a living cell.
    By Sonal Panse April 12, 2011 
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