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In search of lost genes

It is well known that genes are passed from one generation to the next. In addition, new genes arise regularly, although the number of genes in a particular organism does not seem to increase. The paradox ...

Feb 17, 2014 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

A digital test for toxic genes

Like little factories, cells metabolize raw materials and convert them into chemical compounds. Biotechnologists take advantage of this ability, using microorganisms to produce pharmaceuticals and biofuels. ...

Jan 29, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

A guardian gene for female sex

Researchers at INRA, France, have just uncovered one of the major genes responsible for female differentiation: FOXL2. During normal development, the formation of testes or ovaries in a foetus depends on ...

Jan 31, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0