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.
Genetic testing is one of the most advanced techniques that can predict a disease before its inception. This technique is available for about 1000 diseases, but genetic testing consequences are also a big problem. The article discusses the various aspects of genetic testing consequences.
Genetic disease testing with DNA fingerprinting is a rapid process that allows researchers to diagnose genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and sickle cell anemia, to name a few, Read the article and learn more about DNA fingerprinting and its association with genetic testing.
Genetic testing is a technique of identifying altered genes. What are the advantages and limitations of genetic testing for cancer? Read the following article and learn more about genetic testing for breast cancer.
Color blindness is the inability to perceive differences between some specific colors that others can distinguish. Red-green color blindness is most common. Read the following article and learn more about the genetic causes of color vision deficiency.
Some genes have been found to be responsible for psoriasis, an autoimmune skin disease. Gene therapy could be the right treatment for the disease. This article discusses whether psoriasis gene therapy is available or not.
Everyone carries roughly half a dozen of defective genes, but stay blissfully ignorant of the fact until learning that they suffer from a genetic disease. Gene therapy is one of the potential treatment methods. Learn more about the pros of gene therapy.
Approximately 100 people have been reported to have abetalipoproteinemia wordwide. What is abetalipoproteinemia? Learn more about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment measures in the following article.
Genetic engineering is one of the most important achievements in the world of science. Scientists use this technology in agriculture, medicine and other fields.
There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans. When one is damaged or missing a genetic disorder will occur.
In modern biotechnology, there are various applications of genetic engineering. How does genetic engineering work? Read the following article and unravel the secret.
Watson and Crick Model of DNA is the basis of genetics and the applied sciences. Both the scientists and their coworkers got Nobel Prize in 1962 for their commendable work. Read the following article and learn the basic features of Watson and Crick Model of DNA.
Chromosomal mutations are a rare phenomenon. How do they occur and how they affect health and development? Read the following article and make yourself aware of the facts about chromosomal mutations.
Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a group of inheritable disorders causing the hair, teeth, nails and glands to develop and function abnormally. The article discusses about the genetic aspects of ED.
Russell Silver syndrome, or RSS, is a condition where children show symptoms such as low body weight, asymmetry, and growth retardation. A defect in a gene, called as the maternal uniparental disomy (UPD) for chromosome 7 has been found to be the main cause of the disorder. Read more about it.
Lesch Nyhan Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the overproduction of uric acid. Are nutritional deficiency and Lesch Nyhan syndrome related? Learn more about this condition and find out.
Discover telomere length and canis familiaris facts. Telemore legnth is closely associated with the age of the individuals. The enzyme complex dogTERT in Canis familiaris shows great resemblance with human TERT protein.
Splicing is the process through which introns from the RNA transcript are removed and exons are joined together. However, there are four different kinds of introns and their splicing mechanisms differ significantly. The following article discusses on splicing mechanisms.
Proteins formed during the translational process are require to go through various post-translational modifications to make them functional. Learn the mechanisms that take place during protein folding and processing.