Genetics

More Stories in Genetics

  1. Animals

    The many efforts to lick cat allergies

    Up to one in five people around the world may be allergic to cats. Science is coming to help their desire for kitty cuddles.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Serious virus emerges in China and is spreading globally

    A new viral infection emerged in December 2019 among people in Wuhan, China. The mystery illness has already killed at least 17 people and sickened many hundreds.

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  3. Genetics

    Like Magneto? Microcrystals give magnets superpower over living cells

    New iron-rich protein crystals could help researchers better understand the nerve cells that control movement and sensation. All they need are magnets.

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  4. Animals

    Newly discovered eel sets a jolting record for animal voltage

    Scientists have found two new electric eel species. One now holds the animal kingdom’s record for highest delivered voltage.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Could disabling one protein cure the common cold?

    Cold viruses — and there are many — seem to need this human molecule to spread.

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  6. Genetics

    What we can — and can’t — learn from our pets’ DNA

    Your dog or cat’s DNA is an open book. DNA tests tell people about their pet’s breed and attempt to predict things about its behavior and health.

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  7. Genetics

    Explainer: How DNA testing works

    Lots of companies will now test DNA from people and their pets. How do these gene-sequencing techniques work? We explain.

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  8. Genetics

    DNA testing looks into dog breeds and cat history

    Dog and cat breeds can look very different from one another. How does it happen? Combinations of tiny genetic tweaks.

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  9. Genetics

    CRISPR enters its first human trials

    A host of new human trials are using a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR to treat genetic diseases — from sickle cell and cancers to a blinding eye disorder.

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