Over the past years, there had been a great number of diseases. Some of these diseases were not yet even identified before. But with the help of science and technology, more conditions are being discovered including the mechanisms on how they work. One significant virus that was discovered to exist in the late 1970s was … More GENETICSxHIV
TRIVIA: Did you know that in 1997 the first ever successful mammal was cloned? Moreover, did you also know that out of an astonishing 277 trials of cloning made, just 29 embryos were produced, and among which, only one birth survived? Yes, and that is Dolly the sheep. Can you imagine a world where … More The Revolutionized World of Reproduction
We live in a diverse world and it is this diversity that makes this world a pleasure to live in. Everyone has been given his or her own set of abilities and has the capability to use these characteristics to whatever he or she deems best. We all have the right to freedom and to … More Discrimination to the Next Level
“There are two ways to be fools. One is to believe what isn’t true; or the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” –(Soren Kierkegaard) What would you do if you found out that cancer could be lurking in your genes? More people are getting news like that these days that more kinds … More Unveiling the Genetic Landscape of Cancer
As you stare at your reflection in the mirror, what do you see? Who do you see? It may be a simple question, but there are still some people who would take a while before they answer. Take Lezlie for example. She is one of those people who had always encountered curiosity about her ethnicity from … More Uncovering the DNA Story
How would you react if, all of a sudden, you are told that you are a criminal before you even commit a crime? Wouldn’t you feel offended or harassed? What if the one who tells you has a dead-on evidence that criminal behavior is encrypted in your genes? Wouldn’t you begin to question yourself? If … More Born to Kill?
If you were asked to change an aspect in your life to make it the best there is, would changing your “genes” even be an option? I guess majority wouldn’t even think about it. Well, we all know genes are irreplaceable and can’t be fixed for that matter. Thus changing … More Philippine Genetics: A hope for the impossible
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” (Margaret Mead) Have you ever wondered how the human race can be so alike but at the same time there’s only one like you? How everyone has the same number of limbs, the same pair of eyes, of ears, of noses but how can … More Figuring Out the Origin of Things