Articles (Genetics)

The Return of the Woolly Mammoth
(Back to Nature)

Scientists claim that the dream of resurrecting extinct animals may very likely come true. Will the woolly mammoth walk the Earth again?


Human Colors
(The Colors of Life)

 Anthropologists and biologists place all races in existence today as a single species, which points to the fact that the differences  between human races are not really all that great.


DNA Microchips
(Life Sciences)

DNA microchips, also known as microarrays, are strong bases generally made of glass or silicon, upon which the DNA is added in an orderly way.

CRISPR and the Age of the Genetically Modified Human
(Life Sciences)

The possibility of successfully creating a genetically-modified human is no longer science fiction. Thanks to a new targeted gene modification technology known as CRISPR.


How Genes Affect Your Eating Habits
(Life Sciences)

Food is the fuel for our body to move, feel warm, and practice different activities, and that our biological systems need to function. 


Genes and Epigenes
(Life Sciences)

Everyday scientists learn more about the regulation of gene expression (gene activity). Your genome is like a huge piano keyboard that contains more than 20,000 keys.


Do the Twist!
(The Scientist Inside You)

DNA is an organic chemical of complex molecular structure found in all living cells; it codes genetic information allowing the transmission of inherited traits.


Gene Therapy
(Life Sciences)

Gene therapy is an exploratory treatment, which aims at curing genetic diseases and repairing defective genes through DNA. 

Oswald Avery: The Unsung Genetics Genius
(Invisible People of Science)

If you are a loyal fan of our popular science magazine SCIplanet—the Autumn 2016 issue* in particular—you may think we have already tackled all DNA pioneers.

Barbara McClintock: A Groundbreaking Genetics Genius
(Women and Science)

Barbara McClintock revolutionized the field of plant genetics, receiving the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1983 for discovering “mobile genetic elements”. The science of genetics, to which McClintock made groundbreaking contributions, both experimental and conceptual, has come to dominate all of the biological sciences; from molecular biology, through cell and developmental biology, to medicine and agriculture.


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