Rather than give you the same tomfoolery as other sites this Thanksgiving, we thought it would be worth re-posting a story we did at the start of the Turkey Genome Mapping Project. Gobble gobble.
Japanese scientists report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the successful cloning of mice using genetic material from bodies frozen up to 16 years ago.
For the first time, researchers have prevented the typical age-related decline in a whole organ, allowing old mice to have livers that function as if they were young.
Doctors are considering using a new technology to genetically modify AIDS patients’ own cells to be resistant to HIV.
The holy grail of cancer detection is a simple blood test that would spot signals of cancer early enough to cure it. Now genetics researchers report a surprising discovery that could lead to such tests.
Researchers have linked a specific gene difference to consuming more sugary foods. They even uncovered how the sweet tooth gene likely affects sugar intake.
New research suggests that nearly every person with schizophrenia has a different genetic defect.
As the infamous Randy Newman song goes, “Short people got no reason to live.” Well, researchers now say some short people might actually be living longer, thanks to their genes. A gene that affects people’s growth might also help control aging.
Geneticists are discovering that identical twins don’t have identical DNA. This surprising research could help scientists better understand genetic diseases in the rest of us.
Scientists have discovered a weakness in the AIDS virus that could lead to a new class of treatments. The virus acts like a hijacker, turning the bodyâ€™s own machinery against it. But the new research could deprive AIDS of those weapons.