All living cells are made up of protein molecules - but how do they organise themselves into structures? Plus bee sex, tough mice, and a happily married gene of the month.
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This month the Genetics Society had their Autumn Meeting,
"Genes to shape". I spoke to co-organiser Prof Buzz Baum to
find out more.
Professor Andreas Bausch is trying to understand how simple
molecules come together to create complex, self-organised
Sex has just got a bit more complicated – for bees, at least.
Swiss scientists have made a step forward in understanding how
resistance to HIV could be encoded within our own genes.
Researchers have found a gene that could help accelerate
healing in older people.
Scientists have discovered a gene variation responsible for fungal
infections spreading through the body.
Researchers have found that little grasshopper mice are resistant
to the painful effects of the highly toxic venom of bark scorpions.
Professor Ray Goldstein, from the University of Cambridge,
studies how molecules organise themselves inside cells.
Could you ever use some kind of scanner to scan someone for their DNA without physically touching them?
Our gene of the month is happily married - it's Matrimony