Category: "Biology"

Vaccination of newborns

April 28th, 2017
Most of us take vaccinations for granten and rely on them from our very first days. The whooping cough as an example can be deadly, especially for young babies who are too young to be protected by their own vaccination. Since 2010, the Centers for… more »

Embryo Morphology Assessment

July 8th, 2015
Some researchers and clinicians believe embryo morphology and development characteristics can be used to assess the viability of IVF embryos to increase chances of a successful pregnancy. Healthy embryos, i.e. the most viable zygotes that will develop… more »

Cystic Fibrosis and its Analysis

June 17th, 2015
Cystic Fibrosis, also called Mucoviscidos, is a hereditary disease (autosomal recessive) in which exocrine (secretory) glands produce abnormally thick mucus. This mucus can cause problems in digestion, breathing, and body cooling. It affects up to one… more »

Chromosome lengths

March 20th, 2013
Here is a quick list of the sizes of human chromosomes in assembly GRCh37 as defined by Ensembl: chrom length [bp] 1 249,250,621 2 243,199,373 3 198,022,430 4 191,154,276 5 180,915,260 6 171,115,067 7 159,138,663 8 146,364,022 9 141,213,431 10… more »

ENCODE publication interview

October 1st, 2012
Following on from the publication of the main papers of the ENCODE (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) scale-up phase, here are a few key points about the project and the results. more »