Remember when you were in elementary school and the teacher asked you to make a family tree? It probably consisted of your parents, grandparent, and siblings. Maybe, an uncle or aunt. Moreover, the format would have been one of those … Continue reading How to Make a Family Tree
Chromosomes the building blocks of you: Within the human body, there are trillions of microscopic cells that contain all of the stuff that allow our bodies to function. Inside of those cells there is a nucleus, which you can think … Continue reading How Many Chromosomes Do Humans Have?
Genes. They are a piece of the complicated puzzle that separate man from animal and from one another. Made up of the DNA that is inherited from one’s parents, our genes are roadmaps and instruction manuals. They tell our cellular … Continue reading How Many Genes Do Humans Have?
With the evolution of both science and technology, we live in a world where everything is digitalized, which can also include human DNA. As we witness … Continue reading The Role of DNA Data Storage in Health and Technology
The secret to gift-giving has always been the ability identify passions and hobbies. A painter likes paint, a writer likes books, and a scientist likes… science? Unless you’re a scientist yourself, you likely don’t know the tools of the trade. … Continue reading Gift Guide for the Modern Scientist
Nowadays, everyone is fixated on their spit. Or, more specifically, the DNA inside of their spit. The genomic testing services provided by big-name companies such as … Continue reading A New Wave of DNA Startups
From Sheep to Primates: Could Humans be the Next Clones? Cloning ignites our nightmares and our dreams. It is identically ruthless soldiers, the return of a loved one, and bringing Einstein back to life. It is pure potential. The potential to build, but also to destroy. When the successful cloning of Dolly, an ewe that was the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell via somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), failed to result in primate clones, people were both disappointed and relieved. Today, excitement is tempered with reluctance. Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, the first primates to be cloned … Continue reading From Sheep to Primates. Could Humans be the Next Clones?
Ever wondered the relation between your coffee consumption and genes? According to scientists, genes do play some role in humans and their urge to drink coffee. … Continue reading How Much Coffee Do You Take? Your Genes Have the Answers
According to a new study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics and co-authored by Dr. Stephanie London, it was found that there is link between smoking in pregnancy and the changes in the fetus’s DNA. Dr. Stephanie London … Continue reading Smoking During Pregnancy Can Alter the Fetus’s DNA
A new research study reveals that a simple blood test could now identify whether an infection caused in the body is by a virus or by bacteria. This study is immensely helpful as researchers and scientists believe that it will … Continue reading A Blood Test to Determine If Antibiotics Should Be Prescribed