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Matching The process of making a study group and a comparison group in an epidemiological study comparable with respect to... Read More

Spot the match – wildlife photo-identification using information theory

Spot the match – wildlife photo-identification using information theory   Conrad W Speed,1,2 Mark G Meekan,2 and Corey... Read More


Definition noun (genetics) The degree of similarity or the dissimilarity of the DNA sequences in specific coding segments,... Read More

All Species Are Haploid!

By Shirley Day  (article contributor)     Every individual in any species, plant or animal, starts as a haploid egg... Read More

Who Went There? Matching Fossil Tracks With Their Makers

Fossilized footprints are relatively common, but figuring out exactly which ancient creature made particular tracks has... Read More

Genetics – Lesson Outline & Worksheets

  Topics Modules Quizzes/Worksheets Description Introduction to Genetics Genetics - Definition:... Read More

Chromosomal crossover

Chromosomal Crossover Definition noun A process occurring during meiosis wherein homologous chromosomes pair up and... Read More

Why A Whale Shark’s Spots Could Help Save Its Skin

    Whale shark in the Maldives. (Image source: Wikepedia) ... Read More

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification      ... Read More

New Method To Analyze Marine Microbe DNA

May 23, 2007 — Drs. Michael Sieracki and Ramunas Stepanauskas, scientists at Bigelow Laboratory, have proven a new... Read More

Laminin Builds The Neuromuscular Synapse

September 15, 2008— Like a plug and a socket, a nerve and a muscle fiber mesh at the neuromuscular junction. New... Read More

Effort aims to spike breast cancer with new approach

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — March 11, 2010 — Many women live with breast cancer that does not respond to standard medical... Read More

New Test Can Detect Both Genetic And Chromosomal Abnormalities In Embryos

One-step screening for both genetic and chromosomal abnormalities has come a stage closer as scientists announced that an... Read More


Protein Definition Proteins are biomolecules comprised of amino acid residues joined together by peptide bonds.... Read More


Definition adjective (genetics) Of, or pertaining to an individual (or a condition in a cell or an organism) containing... Read More

Matched-pair analysis

Definition noun A form of analysis where each of the subjects in a study (experimental) group is paired with each of those... Read More

Deep thinking: Scientists sequence a cold-loving marine microbe

Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H reveals its subzero secrets Rockville, MD, July 2005 -- At home in the deep, dark Arctic... Read More


Heterozygous Definition adjective (genetics) Of, or pertaining to an individual (or a condition in a cell or an organism)... Read More

Double helix

Definition A conformation or shape describing a structure that typically consists of two matching helices intertwined about... Read More


Definition noun, plural: heterozygotes A nucleus, cell or organism possessing two different alleles for a particular... Read More

Law of Independent Assortment

Law of Independent Assortment Definition noun (genetics) Mendelian law stating that for every pair of unit factors, each... Read More

Sugar-phosphate backbone

Definition noun A structural component of DNA that consists of 5-deoxyribose sugars and phosphate groups involved in... Read More

Where is spring and the pollen allergy season?

We hear it all the time. When will winter be over? Well not only are people saying it but so are the trees. This winter... Read More

Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution

June 20, 2008 -- What makes a human different from a chimp? Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's... Read More

How Did Chemical Constituents Essential To Life Arise On Primitive Earth?

Experiments show that simple molecules can combine chemically rather than biologically to form the building blocks of DNA,... Read More

New evidence that people make aspirin’s active principle — salicylic acid

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2008 — Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting new evidence that humans can make their own... Read More

Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics by J. Tisdall

Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics      ... Read More

Tallest of Towers Erected on Tiniest of Scales

Tallest of Towers Erected on Tiniest of Scales   ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19, 2005 -- Biomedical engineers have... Read More

Researchers Clean Up Petroleum Spills With Plants

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. A husband and wife research team at Purdue University has pioneered the use of plants to help clean up... Read More

High Exposure To Motor Oil Increases Chances Of Developing Arthritis

Occupational exposure to mineral oils, in particular hydraulic or motoroil, increases the risk of developing rheumatoid... Read More

Men Who Smoke Heavily May Impair Sperm, Fertility

Men who smoke cigarettes may experience a significant decline in their capacity to father a child, research by a... Read More

UT Southwestern team isolates key protein in transforming excess glucose into fat

DALLAS - July 31, 2001 - A biochemistry team from the Department of Veterans Affairs and UT Southwestern Medical Center at... Read More

Social Imitation In Neonatal Monkeys

    A newborn macaque imitates tongue protrusion. (Image from... Read More

First Protein "Biochips" May Deliver Improved Detection, Diagnosis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Scientists at Purdue University have created the first protein "biochips," mating silicon... Read More

New Technique Boosts Size Of Proteins That Can Be Analyzed

Imagine you had to break a secret code, but you could see only part of the message. That's the kind of frustration... Read More

Mathematical Tools For Predicting Facial Surgery Results

Cranio-maxillofacial surgery is a medical specialty focusing on facial and skull reconstruction. This surgery can help... Read More

Ontogenetic differences in mesophyll structure and chlorophyll distribution in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus (Myrtaceae)

Shelley A. James , William K. Smith and Thomas C. Vogelmann  Received for publication January 6, 1998. Accepted for... Read More

Vanished super-ocean or expanding Earth?

Vanished super-ocean or expanding Earth? Matching geological outlines and hundreds of trans-Pacific disjunctions of... Read More

Chronobiology An Internal Clock for All Seasons (part 1)

Chronobiology An Internal Clock for All Seasons. Part 1. The Development of the Science of Biological Rhythms Eugene... Read More

World first: Scientists succeed in cloning human embryos from eggs matured in the lab

Copenhagen, Denmark: Scientists in Belgium have discovered how to clone human embryos from eggs that have been matured in... Read More