A new series on BBC Radio 4 features Richard Dawkins celebrating the history and significance of sequencing the entire human genome … all those little A’s, C’s, G’s and T’s that make up what you are.
What can we learn about our history and future from the letters in our genome? Assuming I remember to, I’ll post links to these episodes regularly. Guests in this episode include Francis Collins, Craig Venter and more.
The louse relies on Riesia, an obligatory louse bacterial endosymbiont that lacks antibiotic resistance genes, for survival; thus, the development of louse-control strategies targeting this symbiont may be possible.
It looks great, but wouldn’t inhibiting angiogenesis, even in the lack of a formed cancer (as a prevention), mean disturbing the original balance? I admit that I did not check the article mentioned here, but showing obesity as an angiogenic problem looks like an oversimplification. I wonder what “mouse model” is the obese one here.