The naked mole rat is a real Methuselah among rodents – but which lessons can this tiny, admittedly ugly, mammal teach us about longevity and cancer?
It was all over the news today. The cure for cancer has finally been found! A group of researchers in the US did it, and other cancer scientists like me … Continue reading
This article was originally published on the GIST website. A recent study, published in Genome Biology, claims to have found at least 145 ‘foreign’ genes in human DNA 1. In … Continue reading
This article was originally published on the GIST website. Congratulations to John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their … Continue reading
This article was originally published on the GIST website. All life we know shares one common feature: DNA. From bacteria to humans, our genetic code is written in the same … Continue reading
What can genetic modification do for our health? This article examines how a novel DNA cutting tool paves the way for futuristic treatments of currently incurable diseases.