Researchers Identify Male-Determining Gene in Fight Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Researchers at the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech have identified a gene responsible for sex determination in mosquito that transmit yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses. Researchers think that… Read More

CDC Study Finds Abdominal Obesity Increasing in Americans: Part 1

According to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week, the average waist size in the U.S…. Read More

The Effects of Fracking on Newborn Babies

A recent study by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health, and published in Environmental Health Perspectives, examined the effects fracking on babies born near wells. Fracking, or hydraulic… Read More

Genomics Explaining Extreme Violence

Geneticists at the University of Connecticut, are planning to study the DNA of Adam Lanza, who murdered 20 first-graders and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut. Researchers will try to discover… Read More

The Role of Genetics In Criminal Behavior

As an attempt to discover whether genetics might have any influence on criminal behavior, researchers at the University of Connecticut, were planning to study the DNA of Adam Lanza, who… Read More

The benefits of gut bacteria: Part 3

Recent articles in science magazines extol the benefits of bacteria in the gut. Most recently, that gut bacteria affect mood and behavior. We wanted to know how this research affects… Read More

What are experts in DNA/RNA/Cloning thinking about?

By Maureen Aylward We asked our Zintro experts about the most recent DNA/RNA/Cloning research and where it might be heading. We were also curious about how the research is being… Read More