News tagged with genetic alteration

Seeing cancer in three dimensions

One of the hallmarks of cancer cells is that certain regions of their DNA tend to get duplicated many times, while others are deleted. Often those genetic alterations help the cells become more malignant — making them ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Genetic alteration linked with human male infertility

One in seven couples worldwide has difficulty conceiving a child, and male infertility is thought to account for nearly half of those cases. Although the cause of male infertility is often unknown, scientists have now discovered ...

dateSep 30, 2010 in Genetics
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