Tag Archives: biology

Genetic data storage

In human beings and other organisms, there is a hereditary material in each cell known as deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA as    ... more

Pecking at the genome

Researchers in Sweden and the US have revealed an interesting amount of interbreeding between Charles Darwin’s finch species through whole-genome sequencing.    ... more

Tricks of the trade

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the shuttling of DNA between mitochondria – a previously unobserved phenomenon. The findings are    ... more

Striking a cord

Meinhardt’s team at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany successfully grew spinal cord-like tissue using mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs).    ... more

Medical breakthrough of the year 2013

Voted breakthrough of the year by the Washington-based journal Science, a potential revolution in cancer treatment that involves harnessing the body’s    ... more