Genomic Research

  • Gene Therapy Activity: A New Approach

    Human gene therapy is potentially taking a big leap forward with the development of a technology known as exon-skipping gene therapy. It is being developed to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other genetic disorders.
    By Paul Arnold May 15, 2010 

  • Human Genetics and Disease

    We are surrounded by disease and genetic disorders. If it's not pathogens attacking us it's our own bodies contributing to our downfall. Science has removed many threats to our health, and with genetics it continues to do so in a powerful way...
    By Paul Arnold May 15, 2010 

  • E. Coli Facts

    Arguably one of the most studied organisms in biology, E. coli is a bacterium found in the lower intestines of mammals. Studies of E.coli DNA have helped scientists to develop sequencing technology, and provide a base from which to study the genes of...
    By Paul Arnold May 13, 2010 


  • Nutrigenomics and the Study of Food Nutrition

    Nutrigenomics represents a relatively new science in the field of human genetics. It focuses on the effects nutrients have on genes, with the aims of optimizing nutrition for general health and to combat disease.
    By Jason C. Chavis May 12, 2010 

  • Genetic Engineering: How to Turn a Pathogen into a Friendly Bacterium

    One of the pros of genetic engineering is that we can use the technology to turn pathogenic bacteria into rather agreeable microbes that can do us the power of good. Foe becomes friend via genetic modification.
    By Paul Arnold February 24, 2010 

  • Famous Scientists in Genetics - Marshall Warren Nirenberg

    Marshall Warren Nirenberg is one of the most famous scientists in genetics. During his work for the National Institutes of Health in the late 1950s and early 1960s he studied the relationship between DNA, RNA, and protein, and helped identify the basis...
    By Jason C. Chavis February 10, 2010 


  • Glioblastoma Multiforme Causes

    Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancers. It arises not from nerve cells, but the supporting glial cells. Little is known about the causes, but a number of risk factors have been identified and they include exposure...
    By Paul Arnold December 29, 2009 

  • Curly Hair Genetics

    Whether your hair is naturally curly or straight may be down to your genes. A gene called Trichohyalin is strongly suspected of influencing whether your tresses are twisted or not.
    By Paul Arnold December 14, 2009 

  • How Human Genetic Engineering Could Cure Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease is a common cause of dementia. Currently there are treatments that slow its progression, but there is no cure. This article looks at Alzheimer's disease stages and how genetic engineering could be used to treat and possibly...
    By Paul Arnold December 13, 2009 

  • What is the DNA Shoah Project ?

    An ambitious attempt to construct the biggest DNA database ever created. It's to help identify victims of the Holocaust and reunite Jewish families torn apart during World War II.
    By smyke December 13, 2009 
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