Who To Expect When Expecting Nettie Stevens

It is common knowledge that we generally determine the sex of someone as female (XX) and male (XY) by their chromosomes. While most people would credit this discovery to Thomas Morgan, the honor actually belongs to Nettie Stevens. Nettie’s discovery became the first of its kind to link chromosomes to physical characteristics [1]. Nettie was… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Nettie Stevens

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What To Expect When Expecting Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Like anything else in the body, even the mitochondria can be afflicted with disease, damage, or anything else detrimental to its function. Mitochondrial diseases (MD) are genetic disorders inherited from the biological parents, random mutations (very rare), or environmental situations [1]. The latter two are rare and I won't go over them here, but the… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism

First off, we are not going to be discussing the biology of xenomorphs because, without a doubt, attempting to study a xenomorph would be a major health hazard leading to probable death...and they are also not real, which certainly helps to ease our fears going into this. To sum, xenobiology is the creation and manipulation… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism