Researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress (This article and its images were originally posted on Medical Xpress October 10, 2018 at 05:02AM.) (Cover Image) … Continue reading Researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma

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A Soviet-Era Fox Experiment May Finally Reveal The Genes Behind Domestication

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert August 6, 2018 at 09:19PM.) In 1959, Soviet scientists … Continue reading A Soviet-Era Fox Experiment May Finally Reveal The Genes Behind Domestication

Schizophrenia a side effect of human development

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Schizophrenia may have evolved as an “unwanted side effect” of the development of the complex human brain, a … Continue reading Schizophrenia a side effect of human development

Gene-modified, virus-specific T cell therapy shows promise in treating lymphoma, with little toxicity

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Hodgkin lymphoma, nodular lymphocyte predominant (high-power view) Credit: Gabriel Caponetti, MD./Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 In a first-of-its-kind clinical study, … Continue reading Gene-modified, virus-specific T cell therapy shows promise in treating lymphoma, with little toxicity

Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily Washington University researchers activated the Hedgehog protein pathway in the fat cells of mice. After … Continue reading Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet

US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Brian Madeux, 44, uses an infrared device to look at his veins as nurse Siobhan Field prepares an … Continue reading US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos

Genome editing has potential for the targeted correction of germline mutations. Here we describe the correction of the heterozygous MYBPC3 mutation in human preimplantation embryos with precise CRISPR–Cas9-based targeting accuracy and high homology-directed repair efficiency by activating an endogenous, germline-specific DNA repair response.

Oldest Fossils of Our Species Push Back Origin of Modern Humans

The oldest bones of Homo sapiens were found at the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud. Here, a view of the site showing the remaining deposits and people excavating them (center). … Continue reading Oldest Fossils of Our Species Push Back Origin of Modern Humans

Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

Even after someone is declared dead, life continues in the body, suggests a surprising new study with important implications. Gene expression — when information stored in DNA is converted into … Continue reading Life Continues Within the Body After Death, Evidence Shows

New organisms have been formed using the first ever 6-letter genetic code

Scientists have engineered the first ever ‘semi-synthetic’ organisms, by breeding E. coli bacteria with an expanded, six-letter genetic code. While every living thing on Earth is formed according to a … Continue reading New organisms have been formed using the first ever 6-letter genetic code

Scientists have a plan to bring back the Caspian tiger, which has been extinct for 50 years 

Caspian tigers were some of the largest cats ever to roam the Earth, but they went extinct in the 1960s. Now, some scientists want to bring them back. A new … Continue reading Scientists have a plan to bring back the Caspian tiger, which has been extinct for 50 years