Is choosing to binge watch Netflix till 4 in the morning in my genes? Join me as I investigate the science behind being a night owl in a world of early risers.
Are GPS trackers being used by conservation biologists putting animals at risk? GPS trackers have opened up an all new playing field for animal poachers, taking illegal animal hunting into the cyber world.
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Genes can and do interact with one another (usually through biochemical pathways). These genes can be on the same chromosome or on different chromosomes. In this post, I will cover three important gene interactions and how they affect the 9:3:3:1.
Recombination mapping is used to determine if two genes are linked (recombination frequency <50%) or unlinked (recombination frequency ~50%). The distance between two genes is measure in either map units (mu) or centiMorgans (cM).
Pedigrees are diagrams that chronicle the phenotype/genotype of organisms over multiple generations. They can be used to determine the mode of inheritance of a particular disease as well as determine the probability of a future offspring inheriting it.
Mutations refer to the changes in the genetic sequence that can lead to changes at the RNA and protein level. These changes can have a wide variety of consequences. In this post, I will summarize the major types of mutations critical to the field of genetics.
Like the title says, ratios, ratios and more ratios. But before we jump into it, there are a few concepts I would like to clarify.
Biochemical pathways are straightforward. A gene is transcribed and translated into a protein that plays a catalytic role in a biochemical pathway.