Category Archives: Genetics

A category of articles I’ve read that relate to genetics.

3D Printers Creating Fossils

Yet another cool usage for the ever versatile 3D printer. Paleoanthropologists in the Bronx are using a 3D printer to recreate fossilized monkey skulls as new plastic models that they can work on. Using the 3D printer they can modify … Continue reading

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Glowing Cats Shed Light on AIDS

While the title is a bit of an iffy pun this article from BBC News is much more scientific than it sounds. Scientists have inserted a gene into cats that help them resist the feline form of AIDS. While they … Continue reading

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Endangered Species and Stem Cells

This is an interesting article about stem cells. Apparently scientists are looking to use them to save animals as well as cure human disease. The scientists are working to turn stem cells from the white rhino and the drill (a … Continue reading

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Missing Gene Helps Mice Run for Hours

This is an article I found on the Science Magazine website. Apparently scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have removed a gene from mice that have caused them to be capable of running six times further than normal mice do. … Continue reading

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