Category Archives: Genetics

Author: Koldo Garcia-Etxebarria got his Ph.D. in genetics at UPV/EHU in 2010. After a couple of years at the Evolutionary Biology Institute (CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona, he returned to UPV/EHU and joined José-Ramón Bilbao’s lab where he researches celiac disease. . Celiac […]

Since we were kids (unless under the spell of a creationist education), we have been told that genetics is the reason for the colour of our eyes, our hair, our height and whether we look more like mum or dad. […]

Autism is a highly prevalent spectrum disorder of the neurodevelopment. It is characterized by impaired social interaction, alterations in verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. Considering these main differences, it had been difficult to have good […]

Laboratory mice are one of the most valuable tools scientists rely on to understand how pathologies work. In order to find a cure for a disease, we need to have comprehensive knowledge of the physiological processes which are impaired. […]

Author:. Ainara Castellanos-Rubio obtained her phD on genetics of autoimmune diseases at the University of the Basque Country in 2010. Then she moved to NY where she did her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Sankar Ghosh at Columbia […]

Stammering, stuttering or alalia literalis is a speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetition and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases and involuntary silent pauses or blocks where the affected person is unable to produce sounds. Around 1-in-20 children […]

Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) were a species –some say a subspecies although most authors consider there is enough evidence to consider them as a separate species– of human closely related to us. They were firstly discovered in a cave in the […]

The finding that modern humans coexisted and mated with Neanderthals 50000 years ago was a breakthrough when it was announced in 2010. As a result of interbreeding, the genomes of all modern Eurasians contain a small Neanderthal DNA load […]

I still remember the order and control exhibited by the chemistry of life that they explained to me in the early years of college. For me, the regulation of gene expression was the supreme paradigm of organization. The promoters, […]

A hot topic of research nowadays is the energy transfer in quantum systems. One important reason for this interest is the famous 2007 experiment that suggests quantum effects in the dynamics of the photosynthetic complex FMO, from the green sulfur […]