News tagged with genetic research

Control gene for developmental timing discovered

University of Alberta researchers have identified a key regulator that controls the speed of development in the fruit fly. When the researchers blocked the function of this regulator, animals sped up their rate of development ...

dateSep 28, 2011 in Biotechnology
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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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