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How Does Gene Mutation Happen?

Most of us have heard of gene mutations, but what exactly does a gene mutation mean? Genes are components of DNA, and they follow a specific sequence. When that sequence is disrupted, it results in a gene mutation. Let’s take a closer look at how this happens. Changes...

Different Types of White Blood Cells

It’s time to get up close and personal with your blood. Well, not really, but it’s important to understand the basic components that make up our blood. One of those components is white blood cells, which are also called leukocytes. Team Defense You could think of...

What’s a Virus and What Can it Do?

We know the word “virus” but do we actually know what a virus is? Besides it being nasty malware on our computer, a virus also refers to infectious germs that enter our bodies. Here is some useful information about viruses and their effect on the human body. Viruses...

What Is Bioprinting?

First, we had printing and then three-dimensional printers, but what is bioprinting? It is actually a type of 3D printing, but it uses biological materials as its ink. The result is a 3D biological structure, similar to what could be found in a cell or an organ. The...

Is Bacteria Good or Bad?

Most of us grow up thinking that bacteria is terrible. It’s lurking on our toys, on doorknobs, and even in the air. Yet, the thinking that all bacteria is harmful is actually a flaw. We are always surrounded by bacteria, and there are even bacteria living inside of us...