News tagged with human genes

We each live in our own little world—smellwise

There are some smells we all find revolting. But toward a handful of odors, different people display different sensitivities—some can smell them, while some can't, or some find them appealing, while others don't. A pair ...

Aug 01, 2013
popularity 4.7 / 5 (6) | comments 3 | with audio podcast

How mice teach us about disease

Researchers have created a large new resource of more than 900 genes switched off one-at-a-time in mice to discover which genes are important for a wide range of biological functions such as fertility or ...

Jul 18, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Target: New ways to battle disease

For decades, developing medicine to treat disease was a lengthy and often discouraging process: create a drug, test on a lab animal, hold a human clinical trial, and hope to calibrate an effective dose to ...

Jul 15, 2013
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