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Countless times we have heard on the news that victims of a plane crash are being identified using DNA typing. We have even watched our favorite crime TV show characters make fool-proof cases against culprits using their DNA left at the crime scene. Ever wondered what this DNA profiling is? How is it done? Is … Continue reading What is Forensic DNA profiling?
Two humans from opposite ends of the earth are more similar than two monkeys from the same troop are! Human evolution if studied properly could read very much like a typical soap opera. It has all the unexpected twists and turns, unlikely romances, near death experiences and occasional brushes with the supernatural. One very interesting … Continue reading Genetic Diversity in humans vs. animals
Homo sapiens are called the ‘modern day man’ for a reason. There were at least six other human species in existence in ancient times that eventually died out. It is common belief that our closest known relatives in existence today are the apes and chimpanzees. The important thing to note here is that scientists do … Continue reading Human Species Evolution
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In September 1990, four-year-old Ashanti DeSilva presented with Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome that made her vulnerable to even the mildest infections. A single genetic defect- like a typo in a novel- left DeSilva unable to produce an important enzyme. Without that enzyme, DeSilva was likely to die a premature death. Dr. French Anderson and his … Continue reading In favor of the use of human genetic information
A team of Chinese scientists have successfully elucidated the structure of a part of the RNA polymerase of Avian influenza virus, H5N1 (He X. et al, 2008). They have reported a novel drug target against the deadly and elusive virus. Based on their findings, developing long-term effective anti-virals against H5N1 influenza is now a very … Continue reading The H5N1 Dragon Head – An Angel In Disguise
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Alumna: COMSATS University, Islamabad | University of Leeds, UK | Fulbright Program, USA | Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK
Sheema is a medical writer with 10+ years experience in conducting secondary research and compiling tailored healthcare content.
Sheema specializes in bridging the gap between latest research findings and what they can mean for the general public. She believes that science, like health and education, should be universally accessible.
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