The FDA has recently forced 23andMe to stop selling their DTC genetic testing product due to concerns about the accuracy and false marketing. Learn more about how 23andMe performs their tests and see if you can trust their accuracy.
The genetics channel at BrightHub.com explores the fascinating world of human genetics. Managing Editor, Leigh Zaykoskiand a team of scientific writers explore the diverse and continuously expanding world of genetic discovery. From articles on basic genetics such as How to Find a Gene, or the Genetics of Red Hair, to topics on the cutting edge of scientific discovery, such as the discovery of the Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Gene, you will discover informative in-depth coverage on a site devoted to Science, Technology, Health and Education.
Read about and debate the hot topics affecting our society today such as genetic engineering and the ethics of pet cloning, and whether or not homosexuality is genetic. Explore the growing field of gene therapy and revisit the top 10 moments in genetics history.
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DNA may grab most of the attention, but another nucleic acid is also available – RNA. Find out how much you know about this major macromolecule in our fun and insightful RNA quiz.
Crick and Watson may well be the names that trip off the tongue when most people are asked to identify pioneering geneticists. But behind these two scientific giants is a crowd of equally brilliant researchers whose major contributions to the field have transformed our relationship with nature.
Ever since Dolly the sheep made headlines, cloning has been a hot button issue around the world. There is a lot of misinformation out there about what cloning is, what constitutes a clone and how clones are made. Can you separate the fact from fiction?
Proteins are one of the major building blocks of life, without which there would be no life as we know it. Want to brush up on your knowledge of proteins? These articles will give you an insight into how and where proteins are made, what they do, and how they are used in science and industry.
Venture deep inside the nucleus to explore the structure and function of DNA. The molecule’s structure is key to its function and replication, and it controls its own replication and transcription in a way that is both simple and highly complicated.
Shows about forensic crime-fighting with DNA are a big hit on TV, but they usually skimp on the details. If you’ve ever wondered just how DNA profiling works, and how it’s used in the justice system, this collection of articles is a great place to start.
We have a deep and long-term relationship with bacteria as our bodies, inside and out are swarming with these tiny microscopic cells. Some are friends others are foes. Which are the good guys and which types would do us harm? Find out in this guide to the relationships between bacteria and humans.
DNA fingerprinting is the cutting edge of criminal forensics and by cutting edge I mean sometimes it seems like you should be reading it in a science fiction novel instead of a police report. Take a stab at our DNA fingerprinting quiz and see if you have what it takes to be a real life CSI.
Since Crick and Watson’s discovery the world has gone DNA crazy. Have you kept up with developments, with the science of the times? Or do you know more about your jeans than your genes?
Our genetic code is not without a number of mutations. We are either born with them or acquire them during life. While most are benign others can cause disease and genetic disorders. This guide explores the genetic underpinnings of many medical disorders.
Just ten years removed from the sequencing of the entire human genome, we have entered a golden era of genetics. Indeed, genetic discoveries are being made at a furious pace in laboratories throughout the world. Read on to learn about common, important genetic research tools and how they are used.
Uterine cancer strikes nearly 50,000 women and causes nearly 8,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. This article focuses on the Lkb1 and FGFR2 genes, as it is known that a mutation in either one of these genes is a uterine cancer genetic factor.
Cuba is one of the world’s healthiest nations. Unfortunately, however, despite this overall good health, Cubans are not immune from suffering from genetic conditions. This article reviews prevalent genetic abnormalities in Cuban people and also highlights Cuba’s National Genetics Program.
In this article, the role which morality plays in the field of genetic engineering as well as the common moral or ethical issues being debated at present have been discussed.
This form of lymphedema is very rare and has no cure. Several treatments help relieve the symptoms and improve quality of life for those with this condition.