Genomic Research

  • The Genetic Origins of the California Wolverine

    When a wolverine was spotted in California after an 86-year absence, researchers were curious and interested. The animal had been considered extinct in the state. Had some specimens survived then? Tests were carried out to analyze the genetic origins...
    By Sonal Panse April 12, 2011 

  • James Thomson and Stem Cell Research

    Find out more about the fascinating career of the cell biologist James Thomson who has carried out so much pioneering work in human stem cells and stem cell research.
    By Sonal Panse April 8, 2011 

  • The Importance of the Arabidopsis Genome

    The Arabidopsis genome is important for various reasons, not the least because it was the first plant genome to be mapped.
    By Sonal Panse April 8, 2011 


  • Biofuel Production with Plant Genetic Engineering

    Since we cannot rely on fossil fuels forever, scientists have been exploring other viable avenues. One of these is the production of biofuel from plant sources. Scientists are hoping to make the biofuel production cheaper and quicker by using plant genetic...
    By Sonal Panse April 7, 2011 

  • Human Parasites: Survival strategy of the Trypanosoma brucei

    The human parasite Trypanosoma brucei has a unique survival strategy. Every time the host immune system detects it, it changes its appearance.
    By Sonal Panse March 31, 2011 

  • Genome Research: Why are Genomes Sequenced?

    The human genome may well be the one that we’re most familiar with, and it certainly put genes on the map by capturing widespread public attention. But it’s not the only genome in town as nearly 200 have been mapped since 1995. So why are...
    By Paul Arnold December 2, 2010 


  • Pharmacogenomics Benefits

    Have you heard of pharmacogenomics? If not, read on to learn more about the uses and benefits of pharmacogenomics.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 28, 2010 

  • Nicotine Addiction: Why is it So Hard to Break the Habit?

    Research into nicotine addiction includes the use of molecular biology analysis and animal models. Genetically engineered mice that lack certain genes involved in nicotine physiology have greatly aided this area of research.
    By niknak July 5, 2010 

  • How to Make Teeth White with Genetics

    Whether you want the 'Hollywood Smile' and a mouthful of pure white teeth, or just feel the need to plug an annoying gap in your mouth, genetics may soon be able to come to your rescue.
    By Paul Arnold July 3, 2010 

  • What do Genital Warts Look Like?

    Genital warts are the most common sexually transmitted disease by a virus. The enemy is human papilloma virus (HPV) and most people come into contact with it at some point in their lives. So what do genital warts look like? The answer to this...
    By Paul Arnold June 23, 2010 
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