News tagged with genetic defects

Many genes are switched on by default

Contrary to common scientific belief, many genes are switched "on" by default. These findings are from a study by Prof. Dr. Frank Holstege of University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht that has been published in the April 24 ...

dateApr 25, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Genetic testing to produce more offspring

A small anomaly with massive consequences: Researchers have discovered a genetic defect that makes breeding bulls infertile. To verify the mutation, researchers from Technische Universität München used the very latest gene ...

dateJan 09, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Fast track to mouse modeling

What genes are responsible for the development of breast cancer? What are the brain cell mutations that lead to the onset of Alzheimer's? To find new therapies, scientists have to understand how diseases are triggered at ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Biotechnology
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