Laboratory tubes with DNA samples

How Did the Human Genome Project Begin?

May 18, 2023

In 2003, the National Institutes of Health published a final draft of the human genome. It was a project that had its roots 30 years earlier with a British biologist. How did the Human Genome Project begin? […]

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The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

March 29, 2023

It is still not clear how the first organism came into existence. What is, is the fact that it started four billion years ago? Not having to compete for food or survival, it spread around the globe instantly. This also underlines the belief that we all have common ancestors. […]

An image of the hands of robot and human touching the DNA double-helix structure.

Gene Therapy and Ethical Implications

March 28, 2023

Genetic modification in animals is easily accepted. However, when it comes to humans, it raises ethical questions such as should we alter our genetic makeup not only to rectify a defect but also to enhance our capabilities or make ourselves super human? […]

A 3D Illustration of T-Cells of the immune System attacking growing Cancer cells.

What Makes Cancer Cells Immortal?

March 27, 2023

Cancer is an acquired genetic disease that occurs when cells lose the ability to die. Most of the time, regulatory processes orchestrate the death of cells that are defective. In cancer, the cells lose the ability to die. […]

Test tube with DNA structure in it.

Handling Genetic Diseases and Defects

March 26, 2023

As we learn new ways of altering genes, there seems to be limitless prospects for genetically engineered products. However, the most crucial applications of genetic engineering are the cures of inherited genetic diseases in humans. […]

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Genetic Engineering: Greatest Opportunities and Risks

March 26, 2023

While we can’t yet clone animals from just any single cell, the techniques may be used to preserve or even increase Earth’s biodiversity, or to preserve libraries of genetic material for organisms now threatened with extinction. […]

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