Biology Articles

Keep up with the latest trends and new insights in the field of Biology.

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CRISPR DIY – biohacking genes at home

Have you ever thought of changing yourself for the better — genetically-speaking? Lately, CRISPR company..

Hallucinations – a brain glitch – apparently could occur in animals, too. At least, according to a recent experiment on lab mice using optogenetics technique. [Img credit: Rick Harris (Flickr), by CC BY-SA 2.0]
Hallucination – Are we the only ones “seeing” things or animals hallucinate, too?

Hallucination – a brain glitch -- is perceiving something that seems real. It can be quite scary and distres..

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Genetically “curing” an infertile crop plant into fertile again

Modifying plant mitochondrial DNA could improve genetic diversity and thereby increase fecundity and survival ..

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A New Theory on the Origin of Animal Multicellularity

Multicellular life, purportedly, started around 600 million years ago. From single-celled, certain organisms e..

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Control of Growth & Development

Control of Growth & Development tutorials look at how the genetic makeup determines the biological processes on a da..

Ploidy
Mutation Frequency and Polyploidy

Humans are diploid creatures. This means that for every chromosome in the body, there is another one to match it. Howev..

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Control of Body Movement

Some of the body movements can be controlled at will, others cannot. The body has a motor program, which is the pattern ..

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Freshwater Communities & Lentic Waters

Lentic or still water communities can vary greatly in appearance -- from a small temporary puddle to a large lake. The s..