News tagged with genetic research

A launchpad for stem cell research

Stem cell research holds promise for improving the quality of human life -- especially embryonic stem cells, which can potentially develop into any tissue in the human body. However, basic scientific problems still remain ...

dateJun 08, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Getting a leg up on whale and dolphin evolution

When the ancestors of living cetaceans—whales, dolphins and porpoises—first dipped their toes into water, a series of evolutionary changes were sparked that ultimately nestled these swimming mammals into the larger hoofed ...

dateSep 24, 2009 in Evolution
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Open source DNA

A new mathematical tool from Dr. Eran Halperin of TAU's Blavatnik School of Computer Science aims to protect genetic privacy while giving genomic data to researchers.

dateAug 31, 2009 in Genetics
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