DNA, Genes, & Chromosomes
Table of Contents Introduction Learning about human genetics can seem to be a daunting task. However, by breaking down the information into smaller pieces, we can make sense of it! Biological life is built upon four major classes of molecules that exist in all of the cells of your body: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic […]
Research at Ariel: An Exploration of Genetic Variants in 100 Pancreatitis Patients
Thanks to patients who volunteer for scientific research with Ariel. Ariel researchers continue to study and describe the genetic changes that may predispose to pancreatitis. In a new study led by Dr. Mitch Ellison published in the journal Pancreas, the team studied how combinations of genetic changes, or variants, might make people more susceptible to […]
Why Are Some Genetic Risk Variants So Common?
From a genetic standpoint, humans are overwhelmingly similar. If you compare the DNA of two randomly chosen people, you’ll find that it is 99.9% identical. The variability in the remaining 0.1% is why we have differences in eye color, height, and the ability to digest milk into adulthood. This 0.1% is also why we have […]