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Posts tagged genetics

June 27, 2006

 

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As Scarce As Hen’s Teeth?

Many organisms possess genes or traits that they do not express.

March 21, 2006

 

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E.O. Wilson

What do you think about the idea that some of your behaviors may be naturally selected through the process of evolution?

February 21, 2006

 

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The Twin Within

Are you a twin? No, well are you sure? You could be a twin, but the twin is within, or a chimera.

December 20, 2005

 

Fingers and Fertility

Guess what? You’re hands may have a lot to do with your sex life. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 20, 2005

 

a black cat sniffs a piece of cake

Cats and Sweets

Cats are finicky eaters, sure, but did I mention that this is one heck of a good piece of cake? What's the cat's problem?

September 22, 2005

 

Fingerprints

They say that no two fingerprints are alike, but your relatives’ fingerprints might look similar to your own. While the intricate details of an individual fingerprint are unique, pattern types and the overall size, shape, and spacing of the ridges in a pattern are all inherited traits. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 29, 2005

 

Programmed to Need Less Sleep

Some people seem to need significantly less sleep than others. The amount of sleep one needs seems to be genetically inherited. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2005

 

Almost Identical Twins

Though it’s true that identical twins have the same DNA, that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to tell them apart. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2005

 

Pumped Up and Up and Up

Scientists have been experimenting with ways to tackle problems like the muscle loss that occurs with aging. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fighting Obesity

You’ve probably seen them on “60 Minutes”: 800-pound giants so trapped in fat that they can barely walk. While people that big are a rarity, many Americans do suffer from obesity.

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