Alopecia

Alopecia is called the partial or complete loss of hair from the head or even the whole body. It is also referred as baldness and it can affect both men and women. Men, especially older, are mainly affected by alopecia and they tend to experience hair loss at the...

Skin aging

Cosmetics have a crucial role in our everyday life the last decades. Women but nowadays also men, spend a lot of time and money in order to find the perfect cream or lotion for their skin. The pace that one’s skin ages or the skin type are influenced by many factors...

Gene tasting

The bitter taste perception differs among people. This can be attributed to the different single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that each person has at the genes that are responsible for the ability to taste bitter. 🧬 Some of us might perceive red wine more bitter...

What is responsible for the diversity among organisms?

DNA is a biological molecule that carries the information an organism needs to function, develop and reproduce. 🔬 It consists of four different bases: adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine. 🧬 A gene is a DNA segment and the basic unit of heredity. Genes contribute to...

Portable Setup for Genomic Analysis

Genomic analysis is the identification of genomic features such as DNA sequence, structural variation, gene expression, or regulatory and functional element annotations at a genomic scale. 🧬 Genome analysis can provide predictions about diagnoses or susceptibilities...

How genes affect our lives

Genetics may be defined as the study of genes at all levels, including the ways in which they act in the cell and the ways in which they are transmitted from parents to offspring. Modern genetics focuses also on how the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) affects the ways in...

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