How Evolution Creates Hybrid Animals

Right now coyotes, wolves, and dogs are creating a hybrid canine. How does this happen in the wild? Evolution Is Happening Right Before Your Eyes ►►►► Get Awesome DNews Science Shirts! ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Greater than the sum of its parts “It is rare for a new …

Can We Make Super Athletes By Modifying Genes?

Athletes are incredibly talented, and incredibly driven individuals. Can genetic modification be the next step in creating superior competitors. Read More: Gene Therapy in Sports: Gene Doping “Gene doping is an outgrowth of gene therapy. However, instead of injecting DNA into a person’s body for the purpose of restoring some function related to a damaged …

Why Do We Have Birthmarks?

Do you have a birthmark? What causes them? Read More: ‘Strawberry’ birthmarks grow rapidly when babies just weeks old “Strawberry-shaped birthmarks called infantile hemangiomas grow rapidly in infants much earlier than previously thought, researchers have found.” Cause of Port Wine Birthmarks & Rare Disorder Found “A single genetic mutation is the cause of ‘port wine’ …

Why Genetic Modification Is About To Get Easier

How do we modify our genes, and is it ethical? Read More: Altering genes with the aid of light “Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. Now researchers have found a way to control the process with higher precision, by using light.” America Needs To Figure Out The Ethics Of Gene Editing Now ____________________ …

How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything!

Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way into pop culture with movies like Robocop. What would happen if we made a bionic plant? Trace reports on some new research showing how these genetically engineered plants …

Humans Are Still Evolving!

Human evolution happened slowly over the course of thousands and thousands of years. Are we still evolving today? Trace discusses a few recent findings showing how humans, even in the past 5,000 years, are continuing to evolve! Read More: Past 5,000 years prolific for changes to human genome “The human genome has been busy over …

5 Genetic Discoveries in 2013

2013 was a big year in the world of gene research. We’re learning incredible things about why we are the way we are. Guest host Cristen Conger of Stuff Mom Never Told You ( runs down her list of the most interesting genes discovered this year! Read More: Lazy? Your Genes May Be to Blame …

Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness?

Over the past decade, researches have been testing gene therapy on blind dogs in attempt to restore vision. Earlier this week, six patients in Oxford had this same treatment done, and they’re reportedly cured! Join Trace as he shines some light on the steps scientists have taken to get to this point, and questions if …

Are We Finally Ready To Clone A Mammoth?

Everyone keeps asking scientists when they’re going to clone a woolly mammoth. It’s not the easiest thing to do, but they are working on it! Trace is here to discuss with you how we’re planning on bringing back extinct animals, and how recent discoveries are helping this process. Read More: Despite Mammoth Blood, Cloning Still …