New gene variants associated with increased COVID-19 risk

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were hints at particular genes which increased some…

Gene editing could help reverse fast aging in progeria

Gene editing could be the solution to progeria, a genetic disease, characterised by extremely fast aging.…

Mitochondrial gene editing is now possible, thanks to a bacteria

Mitochondria are the energy-making machines in the cell. Also, since evolutionarily they are thought to evolve…

Losing genes can be a win in evolutionary terms

Loss of gene function is a common occurrence in evolution that is usually associated with loss…

Welcome to the latest human mouse chimeras

A chimera was a mythological animal in the Antique Greece, but now a biological chimera is…

A common gene variant associated with short height in peruvians

Like intelligence, height is genetically determined, however there are thousands of genes implicated in height determination.…

Look at the heart’s brain in 3D

The brain could be said to be an ubiquitous organ. So much so, that in the…

Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s also predisposes for COVID-19 infection

It seems that the genetic risk of an APOE4 variant in the APOE gene, not only…

Why do (some) animals get tipsy?

Humans are not the only animals with a taste for alcohol. It has been described in…

A mutation could protect from familiar Alzheimer’s cognitive decline

A reported case study in a colombian woman, member of a family carriers of a mutation…