Whole genome sequencing reveals genetic structural secrets of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia word concept (stock image).Credit: © Chris Titze Imaging / Adobe Stock Most research about the genetics of schizophrenia has sought to understand the role that genes play in the development and heritability of schizophrenia. Many discoveries have been made, but there have been many missing pieces. Now, UNC School of Medicine scientists have conducted the […]

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Reproductive genome from the laboratory

DNA illustration (stock image).Credit: © BillionPhotos.com / Adobe Stock The field of synthetic biology does not only observe and describe processes of life but also mimics them. A key characteristic of life is the ability to ability for replication, which means the maintenance of a chemical system. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in […]

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Tiny salamander’s huge genome may harbor the secrets of regeneration

Axolotl (stock image).Credit: © haseg77 / Adobe Stock The type of salamander called axolotl, with its frilly gills and widely spaced eyes, looks like an alien and has other-worldly powers of regeneration. Lose a limb, part of the heart or even a large portion of its brain? No problem: They grow back.advertisement “It regenerates almost anything […]

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