Biology Articles

Articles about biology, genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

08 December 2004

Scientists studying the Conus snail have found that it harbours a cocktail of over 50 nerve toxins in its venom, some...

17 November 2004

Chris Smith describes how cloning, occuring naturally in your body continuously, will have produced literally metres of...

01 September 2004

Dr. Kat Arney discusses the process of genetic imprinting whereby the expression of a gene, and therefore its effects,...

16 June 2004

Hold the front page! Some white-coated genius somewhere has found a gene for violence: suddenly our streets will be a...

09 June 2004

Dalya Rosner asks whether microchimerism (literally an animal with parts made from lots of animals) causes female...

02 June 2004

The recent rush to denounce the Emmanuel City Technology College in Gateshead overwhelming. What is wrong with a state...

12 May 2004

What is a DNA fingerprint and how can it help you to solve crimes, identify a baby's father and suss out the best...

05 May 2004

My mother-in-law loathes science and loves science. She loathes science because it is used to bulldoze her opinion-...

28 April 2004

Imagine if you could turn your muscles into blood cells, or turning your bone marrow into muscle. How about changing...

14 April 2004

Cloning and genetic modification (GM) of organisms, including plants and animals, has enormous therapeutic potential....

07 April 2004

Animal models of disease help us to understand the molecular, cellular and chemical basis of disease, and to test new...