Mosquitoes could be genetically engineered so that they don't bite people. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted $500,000 to researchers of University of Nevada to create mutant mosquitoes that have no sense of smell for human flesh.
Scientists have used magnetic nanoparticles to directly control physical movements of mice. Using a technique called Magneto-Thermal Stimulation, researchers activate sections of the brain that cause mice to run, rotate or lose control of the extremities.
Two to six percent of people identify themselves as having predominantly homosexual attractions. Also, recent study has claimed that being gay is genetic. So is it true that we all have a gay gene?
Your DNA controls everything about you, and small changes in it can lead to changes in things like strength & speed. These three genetic mutations allows certain people to have superhuman abilities.
Scientists at Harvard are working on to resurrect the woolly mammoth from extinction through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering. According to the scientist leading the 'de-extinction' effort, the team could be just two years away from creating a hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo, in which the genes extracted from the frozen remains of woolly mammoth would be spliced into the DNA of an Asian elephant.
Scientists at the University of California are planning to grow human organs in pig by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos to produce chimeras (human-pig embryos), and then transplanting them into humans.
Myopia epidemic is real and more number of people are losing distance vision. Here's why half of the world's population will be short-sighted by 2050.
Fundamental facts about genetics, the roles of DNA in making the life on earth possible and answers to - What makes us "us"? What makes identical twins identical?
Our learning abilities depend both on genetics and environment. Most abilities run in families but the complex system of genes affecting these abilities is largely unknown. However, scientists from University of Oxford and King's College London have shown a link between mathematical and learning abilities of a child.