Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Gene enhancer in evolution of human opposable thumb

Scientists have discovered a gene enhancer, known as HACNS1, that may have contributed to the evolution of the uniquely opposable human thumb, and possibly also modifications in the ankle or foot that allow humans to walk ...

dateSep 04, 2008 in Genetics
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Controls of specialization unraveled

Two phases of the cell cycle of human embryonic stem cells have been shown, for the first time, to actively employ pathways that maintain pluripotency—the potential to develop into almost any type of cell in the body.

dateNov 04, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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