Tag: mutation

Some Types Of Yeast Doing Just Fine After Losing Anti-Mutation Genes

Researchers found a fast-evolving lineage of the yeast Hanseniaspora that has lost genes, including those that repair DNA and limit changes in the genome. They believe that the findings could offer insights that might help in the war against cancer.

Earth/Environment May 22, 2019

LOOK: Rescued Golden Possum Looks Like Pikachu

Has a veterinary clinic in Australia found the real Pikachu? A rescued common brushtail possum's golden color makes it look quite like the popular character from the 'Pokemon' series.

Animals December 4, 2018

Sheep Delivers 'Half-Human' Lamb In South Africa

A sheep in a village in South Africa gave birth to a stillborn lamb that had human-like features. This led superstitious villagers to believe that the creature may have been 'sent by the devil.'

Viral June 23, 2017

New Study On Pain May Lead To New Ways To Treat Painful Conditions

Researchers find a new way to manage pain. The finding came after helping a woman feel pain for the first time.

Life December 8, 2015

Ebola Mutation Rate Slower Than Expected Says Study

The mutation rate of the Ebola virus in the current outbreak is only slightly higher compared with earlier outbreaks. Researchers also confirmed the theory that the virus was first transmitted from a bat to a young boy.

Life June 18, 2015

Autism screening, treatment may get better as experts identify more than 100 genes linked to disorder

Progress has been made in the research for the identification of which genes cause autism. Better genetic screening leads to early intervention, which would produce more optimal outcomes.

Life October 30, 2014

Early ovary removal by women with BRCA gene, may reduce long term breast and ovarian cancer risk

Women with high risks of developing breast and ovarian cancers because of genetic mutations may reduce their risks if they resort to having their ovaries removed by the age of 35.

Life February 26, 2014

Rare genetic mutations may be tied to schizophrenia

Two new studies shed light on possible relationship between genetic mutations and schizophrenia.

Life January 27, 2014

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