Experts say shocking story about lookalikes in Kenya can relate to strangers

Sometime in 2020, a man strikingly similar to President Uhuru Kenyatta came into the spotlight, sparking banter among curious Kenyans. A resident of the Umoja estate in Nairobi, Michael Gitunga Ngogo was little known outside his immediate circle, until the day he appeared on a local television station. His resemblance to President Uhuru Kenyatta stands … Read more

Scientists create yeast with important human genes

Darran Labogadi’s lab took human DNA (in red) to encode essential functions in muscle cells and inserted it into the DNA (chromosomes in purple) of a yeast cell (in yellow). Humanized yeast can be used as a tool for medical studies, for example in drug screening and cancer research. Credit: Ella Maru Studio/Pascale Daran-Lapujade Scientists … Read more

The National Institutes of Health is the first to develop a 3D structure of flicker

Image: This rotating image shows the 3-D structure created by the NIEHS researchers from the scintillating protein. The researchers used Cryo-EM and other techniques to show how pathological mutations on the protein can lead to mitochondrial diseases. The video is zoomed in to the protein interface where many of the disease mutations occur. Opinion more … Read more

Plastic linked to higher rates of autism

Broadcast date: 1 week August 5, 2022 Stream/ Download this clip as an MP3 file Scientists, doctors and activists have called for more studies on autism that examine both genes and toxic chemicals. (Photo: The Focal Project, Flickr, CC BY NC 2.0) The CDC reports that 1 in 44 children currently has an autism spectrum … Read more

Groups Call for End of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV Genetic Surveillance Program

For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking outbreaks of HIV infection using genetic sequencing. Countries that receive funding for their local health departments from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collect and provide this genetic data from people living with HIV. Some are calling for an end to this … Read more

Fulgent Genetics Welcomes Dr. Michael Noel and Dr. Leonard Post to the Board

Temple City, California, August 4, 2022– (work wire) – Fulgent Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: FLGT) (“Fulgent Genetics,” “Fulgent,” or “the Company”) today announced the addition of two treatment veterans to its board of directors. Dr. Michael Nohill, Chief Scientific Officer of Generate Biomedicines (“Generate”), and Dr. Leonard Post, Chief Scientific Officer of Vivace Therapeutics (“Vivace”), who … Read more