Genome analysis and biomarker technologies
Interesting Science

13/02/2018

Human eggs have been grown in a laboratory for the first time at the University of Edinburgh. This new research brings us one step closer to the understanding of egg development in the female body and provides an alternative method of conception to c...

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27/11/2017

When Scott went to space he not only grew 2 inches taller compared to his twin, but his DNA also changed! Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable due to the low levels of oxygin, exposure to extreme levels of radiation and extreme te...

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15/11/2017

When a couple who had a son through IVF found that their sons blood type matched neither of theres they turned to a DNA paternity test which showed that the man was not the biological father of the child. After further investigation via an ancestry D...

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30/06/2016

The giraffe is a unique animal. It has evolved to have a long neck and long legs, making it the tallest terrestrial animal alive today. To cope with this unique anatomy, the giraffe has also developed unique cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and nervou...

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13/05/2016

We have 157,000 hectares of ash woodland in the UK, together with approximately 12 million ash trees outside the woodlands in gardens, parklands and along roadsides. These ash trees are associated with and support 1,000 different species, including 1...

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09/05/2016

New Zealand has been separate from other land masses for approximately 80 million years. This geographic isolation has allowed for millions of years of natural selection, largely in the absence of predatory mammals. The result has been the evolution ...

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Recent Posts

IVF egg donations double in the past 10 years (Health and Nutrition)

21/03/2018

The numer of egg donations being used in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycles is on the rise, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA).  Statistics show that...

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First human eggs grown in laboratory (Interesting Science)

13/02/2018

Human eggs have been grown in a laboratory for the first time at the University of Edinburgh. This new research brings us one step closer to the understanding of egg development in the fema...

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Going to space can cause unprecedented changes in DNA (Interesting Science)

27/11/2017

When Scott went to space he not only grew 2 inches taller compared to his twin, but his DNA also changed! Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable due to the low levels of o...

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