Synthetic DNA could replace data centres. Where human information is concerned, however, the placenta is a veritable treasure trove.
A research team from the University of California recently discovered an unidentified gene in the placenta that could be crucial for early autism diagnosis.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition linked to genetic and environmental factors.
If too many free radicals are present in the placenta, the foetus might experience this oxidative stress too. The more actively the new gene ‘works’, the better oxidative stress levels are regulated.
Conversely, a less active gene can increase the probability of ASD developing. Vitamin supplements taken during pregnancy can also be vitally important.