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July 3, 2019

 

Painless Genetics

Doctors in Scotland recently came across a woman who has a gene mutation that makes everything from bumping into furniture to getting surgery totally painless.

June 25, 2019

 

Ancient Egyptian Cat Lovers

The Ancient Egyptians substantially influenced the personality of the domesticated cat, turning a fierce predator into the house cat of today.

June 13, 2019

 

What Exactly Do Genes Do?

In the 1940s biologists George Beadle and Edward Tatum wanted to “find out what genes do by making them defective.”

April 12, 2019

 

The Genetics Behind Dog Breeds

In a preliminary report, researchers found that the personality traits we ascribe to different dog breeds have a basis in the dogs’ DNA.

April 3, 2019

 

How Attitudes Can Change Performance

Sometimes attitudes about genes can affect human behavior more than the genes actually do.

January 28, 2019

 

The Biology of Curls

The shape of hair follicles determines whether human hair is curly or straight.

January 2, 2019

 

Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

August 23, 2018

 

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.

July 17, 2018

 

Hill Rice: Lost And Found

Hill Rice, a once popular grain among African-American communities, was thought to have been extinct.

June 4, 2018

 

Turkeys Need Wingmen Too

A UC Berkeley study shows that wild male turkeys operate using cooperative courtship between dominant and subordinate males.

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