In theory, a male skin cell can be turned into an egg and a female skin cell into a sperm cell. There is also the possibility of a child genetically connected to several parents, or only to one parent
Kariko and Weissman immediately realized that their discovery was of enormous significance for the possible use of messenger RNA in medicine. These important findings were published in 2005, 15 years before the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.
Scientists have successfully sequenced the entire human Y chromosome, revealing critical genomic features. This groundbreaking research offers deep insights into human biology and potential medical advances. The new sequence reveals genomic factors in fertility, including sperm production.
New research suggests that there may be two other significant factors that natural systems weigh: the information-theoretic nature of the genetic code and the principle of maximum entropy
Chinese researchers propose combining genes from tardigrades (water bears) to improve the ability of human cells to deal with radioactive radiation
For 1.5 billion years, the mitochondria - the powerhouse of the cell - have been sending DNA segments to the cell nucleus, and they merge with the DNA in the nucleus. A new study found that the contribution of the mitochondria to the DNA in the cell nucleus gradually decreases. This process is expected to reduce the incidence of some hereditary diseases
According to the researchers: "The method is indeed very effective, but it is not always safe either. Sometimes chromosomes that have been cut in the procedure fail to recover and the stability of the genome is undermined - something that in the long run may even cause cancer"
The study of genetics has progressed rapidly in recent decades. For example, just a few months ago, the first complete, gap-free sequencing of the human genome was announced. Now the researchers have made progress again and created the first comprehensive functional map of genes expressed in human cells
Oncologists use genomic sequencing to try to refine the treatment of rare cancers - about this and more in the following interview with Dr. Sharon Pels - an oncology expert
In what has been cited as "the most significant contribution that artificial intelligence (AI) has yet made to the advancement of human scientific knowledge," DeepMind and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have released the most complete database for predicting the three-dimensional structures of human proteins.