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New Type of Extracellular Nanoparticle Discovered - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News


Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Exosomes are nanosized extracellular membrane vesicles that are secreted by most cell types, including cancer cells. “Proteins, genetic material (for example, mRNAs, miRNAs, lncRNAs, DNA), metabolites and lipids are selectively recruited and packaged ...

Why biodiversity might not always be such a good thing for our health - Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project
The entire paper is an enormous bummer,” Chelsea Wood told me during the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Oregon in August [2017]. She was referring to research she had published in June as part of a special theme issue ...

Evolution Could Soon Protect Humans from Alcoholism - Newsweek


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Humans may be evolving a genetic variant that would make them physically unable to consume large amounts of alcohol, new research suggests. If this gene is able to take hold on the global population, it could one day help reduce alcoholism and alcohol ...

Wikipedia: Genetic Drift

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Hyperlinked article about the mechanism of evolution that acts in concert with natural selection to change the characteristics of species over time.

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Random Genetic Drift
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Describes the how genetic drift, one of the most important mechanisms of evolution, works.

Genetic Drift Simulation
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Activity designed to help students visualize evolution at a simple level and develop their intuition for the process of genetic drift.

Evolution 101: Genetic Drift
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One of the basic mechanisms of evolution, genetic drift affects the genetic makeup of a population through an entirely random process.

Genetic Drift and the Founder Effect
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Brief hyperlinked article about the founder effect, the loss of genetic variation when a new colony is formed by a very small number of individuals, an extreme example of genetic drift.

Small Population Size Effects: Genetic Drift
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Describes the phenomenon acting on small, reproductively isolated populations that can produce rapid changes in gene frequencies totally independent of mutation, recombination, and natural selection.

Wikipedia: Genetic Code
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Article on the relationship between the nucleic acid base sequence and the corresponding polypeptide amino acid sequence.

Wikipedia: Genetic Fingerprinting
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Article about genetic fingerprinting, DNA testing, DNA typing, and DNA profiling, the techniques used to distinguish between individuals of the same species using only samples of their DNA.

DRIFT
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Graphically represents the effect of genetic drift on gene frequency of one or more populations for a single locus, two allele model in a closed population using stochastic simulation methods. The DOS program is free.

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Held in Portland, Maine from March 29-April 1, 1998.

Genetic ID Inc.
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Offers GMO testing, non-gmo certification, and Japanese MAFF organic certification, PCR kits and consulting services in five continents. Includes company and product overview, contacts for support and ordering, global offices and headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa.