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February 13, 2012


naked role rat

Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

February 10, 2012


man and neanderthal

How Neanderthals Fought Disease

Modern preventive medicine has saved millions of lives. You'll be surprised to hear that Neanderthals may have helped ancient humans prevent disease with genes.

January 9, 2012


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Glow In The Dark Cats, Monkeys, And HIV

Glowing cats and monkeys? No, you're not dreaming!

November 1, 2011


close up of a fruit fly

Flies’ Eyes And Human Eyes May Be Closely Related

Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.

August 3, 2011


a bowl of colorful candy and a beer

What Do Alcoholism And Having A Sweet Tooth Have In Common?

Having a sweet tooth may put you at risk for getting cavities. But you may be surprised to learn that alcoholism and sweets cravings are related.

July 28, 2011


Woman Itching Her Arm

When The Itch Won’t Stop

Ever feel like you get one itch, and then another, and another, until you feel like you can't stop itching? You could have the itching gene.

January 25, 2011


green grapes in bunches

Wine Lovers, There Is A Grape Shortage!

New grapes will be needed to continue to produce wine.

December 27, 2010


A man shuffling playing cards before a poker game

Genetic Poker: Why Inbreeding Is A Danger

Humans must learn about the dangers of inbreeding before it's too late.

December 22, 2010


Girl smiling warmly

Making Stem Cells From A Wise Part Of The Body: Wisdom Teeth

Scientists may soon be able to use wisdom teeth to create stem cells.

November 1, 2010



Are Your Political Views Genetic?

A new study suggests that a 'liberal gene' may have a role in determining your political views!

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