US court to decide if human genes can be patented
The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian cancer.
How does antibiotic resistance spread? Scientists find answers in the nose
(Phys.org)—Antibiotic resistance results from bacteria's uncanny ability to morph and adapt, outwitting pharmaceuticals that are supposed to kill them. But exactly how the bacteria acquire and spread that ...
Polar bear evolution tracked climate change, new DNA study suggests
A whole-genome analysis suggests that polar bear numbers waxed and waned with climate change, and that the animals may have interbred with brown bears since becoming a distinct species millions of years ago.
Scientists map hotspots for genetic exchange in chimpanzees
Scientists at the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago have constructed the world's first genetic map in chimpanzees of recombination the exchange of genetic material within a chromosome ...