Genetics Archive

Transgenic or GMO? What is the Difference?

Picture this, you’re making your lunch for class or work and you decide to pre-slice your apple because it’s easier to eat and heck, why not? Fast forward five hours, you’re already exhausted from the …

Cancer, Elephants and P53

What is p53? Also known as a tumor protein or a cellular tumor antigen, p53 (also sometimes called TP53) is a gene that codes for proteins which in essence keep cancerous tumors from forming. Along with another cancer-suppressing …

Infographic: P53- Guardian of the Genome

What is the link between genes and cancer? In this infographic, we explore how malfunctions in a regulatory gene, called p53, can increase susceptibility to some forms of cancer.   Additional Resources: Scitable- P53 Genes …

Infographic – Zika Virus

The Zika virus seems to have come out of nowhere, but in reality it has been documented since the early 20th century. So why has it been in the news recently? Once it spread to …
UNDERSTANDING A PUNNETT SQUARE

3 Videos for Mendelian Genetics

Most of us have been exposed to Mendelian genetics at multiple times in our scientific careers. However, like anything that you don’t use on a daily basis, it doesn’t hurt to have a quick refresher …