Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has been used to study gene function in human embryos, which could help scientists to better understand the biology of our early development.
New research identifies a potential biomarker that predicts atypical development in 1- to 2-month-old infants at high versus low familial risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Scientists say they have preliminary evidence in laboratory-grown, human airway cells that a condensed form of cigarette smoke triggers so-called ‘epigenetic’ changes in the cells consistent with the earliest steps toward lung cancer development.
Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body.
An unexpected source for the brain’s development has been discovered by researchers, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system.
Researchers have discovered DNA polymerase ? (Pol?) deficiency in neural stem cells affects neuronal survival and neural network in the developing brain.
Bilingual children from low-income homes are at greater risk of falling behind their peers in developing the appropriate language skills for their age group, leading to poorer academic achievement over time. A new article addresses how inequality impacts children’s language development and details policies that can intervene.
If our microbiome overindulges, we might not have access to the nutrients we need. That’s the suggestion from new research that shows mice that harbor high levels of microbes that eat choline are deprived of this essential nutrient.
A new milestone has been reached in the development of the Kinase Chemogenomic Set, a potent group of inhibitors which allow deeper exploration of the human kinome, a family of enzymes critical to understanding human disease and developing new therapies.
Mechanical loading is required for creating cartilage that is then turned to bone; however, little is known about cartilage development in the absence of gravity. Now, bioengineers have determined that microgravity may inhibit cartilage formation. Findings reveal that fracture healing for astronauts in space, as well as patients on bed rest here on Earth, could be compromised in the absence of mechanical loading.