Genomic Research

  • Out of Control Cell Division: How Mitosis Can Increase the Risk for Cancer

    Without the process of mitosis there would be no cancer. Cancerous cells ignore or override some of the control measures of this type of cell division. Read on to find out more.
    By Paul Arnold September 9, 2011 

  • Elizabeth Blackburn, Telomeres and Telomerase

    Elizabeth Blackburn is a biologist who studies many different facets of telomeres - the tips of the chromosome which protect it during cell division. She also co-discovered telomerase, an enzyme which controls telomeres.
    By Jason C. Chavis July 29, 2011 

  • Marshall Warren Nirenberg - Genetics Scientist

    The U.S. biochemist and geneticist Marshall Warren Nirenberg is famous for his pioneering work on the genetic code. This work, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1968 began with his interest in discovering the role of RNA in...
    By Sonal Panse July 11, 2011 

  • How the Cow Genome could Transform Farming

    The successful mapping of the cow genome is likely to lead to better and bigger things in genetic science.
    By Sonal Panse July 5, 2011 

  • Bed Bugs Bite Back

    Bed bugs are big pests. It was assumed that their fire had gone out, and the threat diminished. But as their genomes have evolved, these blood sucking beasts are biting back... big time! Surprisingly, there have been relatively few genetic studies...
    By Paul Arnold July 5, 2011 

  • What is Genomics?

    Genomics may sound familiar, as if it were a novel or a movie. What is it exactly? Genomics is the study of genes, what constitutes them, its structures, how it is related to DNA, and whether or not it can be manipulated, thereby creating a new gene...
    By Rishi Prakash June 27, 2011 

  • Famous Scientists in Biology - Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer

    A brief look at the life and research of Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer. He was a British embryologist and developmental biologist. His work helped shed light on various evolutionary issues.
    By Sonal Panse June 27, 2011 

  • Anatomy of a Pandemic Flu Virus

    Periodically flu pandemics strike, causing severe illness and sometimes death. Bird flu and swine flu make international headlines when they go on the attack. Understanding just how these virus particles wreak havoc will help scientists to develop therapeutic...
    By Paul Arnold June 27, 2011 

  • Animal Cloning: The World's First Cloned Camel

    The cloning of animals has been a controversial topic ever since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the Sheep. Since that ground breaking proclamation, many animals have been cloned including the world’s first cloned camel.
    By Darlene Zagata June 27, 2011 

  • Aliens and their DNA

    There have been countless alien sightings, yet definitive proof of their existence does not yet exist. If ET lives, and has a home, could DNA analysis help to locate him, it, or her? Find out more in this article.
    By Paul Arnold June 27, 2011 
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