Genetics and evolution

ASU women honor STEM role models

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
by Diane Boudreau

At ASU, women are making discoveries and developing technologies every day. But who inspired, encouraged and motivated them along the road to success? Here, some of ASU’s notable researchers talk about their female role models in STEM.

Build a better monster

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
by Peggy Coulombe

Make your own freaky fiend with the Monster Manual.

Bee role

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
by Diane Boudreau

BeesStudying how a bee grows up to be a queen can teach us a lot about how genes interact with the environment.

Who owns your genes?

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Diane Boudreau

Can someone else own the genes in your body? In the U.S., they can. Find out how and why.

Shaking the tree of life

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Joe Caspermeyer

Sudhir Kumar is trying to answer some of the greatest unanswered questions in biology. How and when did life on Earth evolve? How can scientists identify the genes involved in diseases such as cancer? How does an organism develop from a tiny, fertilized egg into an adult body made up of trillions of cells? Kumar and his team are using new methods and tools to uproot the conventional wisdom of biology. They are giving the tree of life a good shaking.

DNA origami

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Diane Boudreau

DNA origamiOrigami is the art of folding paper into shapes like animals or flowers. Some origami artists like to challenge themselves by folding models so tiny they could fit on your fingertip. Stuart Lindsay goes even smaller. He makes origami with DNA.

DNA sequencing on a budget

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Joe Caspermeyer

Want a blueprint of your own personal DNA, including every gene in your body? The good news is that scientists know how to make one, thanks to the Human Genome Project. That bad news is that you probably can’t afford it, unless you have $10 million sitting around in your piggy bank. Scientists are working to make gene sequencing less expensive, which will open up new healthcare options.

Genetics 101

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Conrad Storad

What's in a gene?

A biotechnology glossary

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Conrad Storad

From amino acids to recombinant DNA--here's what all those biotech terms really mean.

No, really, what is DNA?

Friday, August 15, 2008
by Conrad Storad

DNADNA is very important stuff. But what is it, exactly?

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