No gender roles, but genes. Not only because they contribute to our biological sex and sometimes unfortunately also to our diseases, but because knowledge of certain genes is probably one of the most rapidly expanding areas of science. And with this knowledge comes power, responsibility and the potential for abuse. So in order not to be overwhelmed by this, but to have a qualified say in what modern biotechnology should and should not be allowed to do, I believe that people have to understand what it’s all about. Or what they are afraid of and / or want to protect themselves from. This blog is intended as an attempt to give interested readers some access to the world of genetics. Every week – as far as my schedule allows – I write a new short article about a gene. Perhaps because a new, exciting study on a gene has just been published or to convey that there are classics among genes that can be dealt with for decades without it getting boring. With around 20,000 genes in the human genome, I won’t run out of material anytime soon.
Me, that's Theresa, medium-sized, medium-blonde, in my mid-30s. And after what felt like 280 years, she actually got her amazing doctoral hat. Her dissertation was about the question of how certain transcription factors, i.e. Proteins that bind to DNA and control the activity of many other genes, help ensure that functional nerve cells form druing...
Wow! I am incredibly happy for the "Special Prize of the Editor" of "Wissenschaft kommuniziert" for the Science Blog of the Year 2019. Thanks a lot! This really motiviates me to blog more regularly again in the near future...
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of the Special Prize of the Editor for the best Science Blog in 2019 by “Wissenschaft kommuniziert“
- What the heck is Comirnaty? Or Tozinameran?
- The CLN Genes – When Children get Dementia
- BSX – several years of my life and a thesis at last
- TMPRSS2, the entry point of SARS-CoV2 – Part 2
- ACE2, the entry point of SARS-CoV2 – Part 1
- MYBPC3: Editing the Human Germline
- Dsup: What are water baers doing in space?
- Upf3a, the genetic crisis manager
- Arc – How an ancient virus helps us learn
- p53, how we almost forgot about the guardian of the genome when CRISPRing around