Want to know, based on genetic evidence, where you come from? Do you suspect you may have an European ancestry, or do you have some American native background? Learn about DNA Tribes and Ethnoancestry, two biotech companies that can help you get ancestry information based on your DNA analysis
Lean about the bacterium Clostridium botulinum – where it lives, and the potential harm it can do to humans.
Here are some facts about Cockayne syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in the genes that repair DNA.
This article deals with Kabuki syndrome (KS), a rare genetic disorder named after Kabuki theater. Learn about Kabuki syndrome, the signs and symptoms of KS patients as well as the genetic causes of this complex disease.
Jesse James was still a wanted man many years after news of his death. Rumors were that he faked it. DNA testing was used to identify an exhumed body to see if it was Jesse James and silence the rumors. Find out how DNA extraction is used to prove (or disprove) the identity of a person.
The process of cloning is a controversial and emotive research enterprise, but one that has practical applications in agriculture, genetics, and medicine. Find out more about human and animal cloning, reproductive cloning and how cloning is done in our FAQ.
Certain organisms live where others can’t. They thrive in hostile conditions where others would not survive. These organisms are called extremophiles because they live under extreme conditions. The majority are types of archaea and bacteria. And they are important for research.
Streptococcus is a group of bacteria that causes many diseases in humans (from pharyngitis to deep skin infections). In this article you will learn about the Streptococcus pyogenes bacterium, the diseases it causes, and its virulence factors.
Viruses are responsible for a multitude of diseases. But they can also be used to treat disease, for example, in gene therapy. This article is a look at some of the different types of viruses that could be available for gene therapy.
Earwax, or cerumen, is a yellowish fluid secretion from your ear. There are two types – wet and dry earwax, and both are genetically determined.
Dwarfism is an all purpose term that denotes short stature. Find out more about dwarfism, what causes it, types, treatments for dwarfism, and achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism.
Gene therapy may one day rid the world of cancer. Find out more in this article about gene therapy and cancer.