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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Who To Expect When Expecting Alice Ball

In her short life, Alice Augusta Ball, a chemist, was nothing short of brilliant. Alice was born in Seattle in 1892 and spent her childhood in Washington and Hawaii. She showed high aptitude towards the sciences, so much so that she ended up becoming the first African-American woman to attend the University of Washington School… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Alice Ball

What To Expect When Expecting The Origins Mitochondria

Yes, Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. Its function is well known and its existence is crucial to us and anything else that has mitochondria. Mitochondria provide energy to cells via ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is used to perform a variety of functions. Mitochondria also have its own set of DNA that is inherited… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting The Origins Mitochondria