genetics Archive

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 …
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 …

The Cancer Gene We All Have

We recently had the pleasure of working with TedEd and ZedeM Media to produce an animation based on our RicochetScience article “What is the Link Between BRCA1 and Cancer?“. The video is now posted to …