Tagged: melanin

A gene drive in mice – but only for females - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 24, 2019

What if you could change a gene in a population by introducing laboratory-prepared animals then just letting nature take it’s course? A gene drive is the informal name given to a process where a genetic variation is set up so that it will be inherited more often in the offspring than it would by chance.[1] In a gene drive each generation … Read More

Wrinkles, liver spots, crows’ feet: what happens to our skin as we age? - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 27, 2018

Michelle Rodrigues, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne This article is part of our series about skin: why we have it, what it does and what can go wrong. Read other articles in the series here. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The main factors that contribute to how old we … Read More

And now for some science… the marvels of skin - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 06, 2014

Apologies for the lack of actual science posts recently. Let’s see if we can remedy that! Last month I had the great privilege of interviewing skin cancer surgeon Dr Sharad Paul* for a session at the Auckland Writers Festival. We talked about his recent book Skin – A Biography, published in 2013 by Fourth … Read More