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  • Harvard study finds U. S. more racially mixed than previously thought
    Harvard study finds U. S. more racially mixed than previously thought
    The different races in the United States are not as genetically separate as politics or personal beliefs may picture them to be. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Katarzyna Bryc of 23andMe and Harvard Medical School. The research was...
  • Polydactycl cats and their extra toes
    Polydactyl cats: The reason some cats have extra toes
    Do you have a cat with extra toes, or know someone who does? Cats with extra toes are actually fairly common. Regular cats have five toes on their front paws, and four toes on their back paws, for a total of 18 toes. Cats with extra toes are known...
  • Domestic cats still have wild genes
    Domestic cats are still partly wild, says feline genome study
    Some interesting revelations have come from mapping the domestic cat's genome. We know that cats first started living among humans around 9,500 years ago. We know that the cats that were more likely to be friendly, and less likely to be afraid...
  • Genes reveal how cats became domesticated
    Genes reveal how cats became domesticated
    Cats have been human companions for at least 9,000 years. Wesley C. Warren with The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and a host of geneticists and veterinarians from around the world are the first...
  • House Centipede
    Landmark study reveals what first bugs looked like
    From the bees that pollinate fruit trees to the termites that devour them after they’ve fallen, insects are an integral part of world’s ecosystem. Of the 1,659,420 species of animals that have been catalogued by scientists, 80 percent...
  • New ancient European group that killed off the Neanderthals found
    New ancient European group that killed off the Neanderthals found
    A genetic analysis of a skeleton discovered in Kostenki in western Russia is the first definite proof that Europeans and Asians have a distinct third ancient ancestor. Researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen and...
  • Easter Islanders Native Americans: Genetic study shows new history contact lines
    Easter Islanders Native Americans: Genetic study shows new history contact lines
    Easter Islanders and Native Americans may have had more social interaction than previously believed. Experts conducting a genetic study have published new findings suggesting that the ancient Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island might have...
  • genetics
    Why genetics should never be an excuse
    One of the first excuses made when encountering any problem in shaping the body is, "It's genetic." Whether a compliment admiring a great body, or a reason why another cannot succeed, it is one of the greatest two cents you often...
  • Gene differences that cause autism are 250,000 years old
    Genetic cause of autism proven to be 250,000 years old
    The majority of evidence has linked autism to a genetic cause. Xander Nuttle from the University of Washington and colleagues from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and the University of Bari in Italy are the first to determine the time...
  • Is this a real dog?
    Is this a real dog?
    At first glance it resembles a Photoshop trick, or a bad Halloween costume. But in reality, they are real dogs with what is called “Baboon Dog Syndrome.”The dogs were initially noted in Africa, and are now being located all over the...
  • Chicken study shows poultry has gotten bigger since the 1950s
    Got poultry? Chickens have gotten insanely huge since the 1950s
    Chances are the chicken you bought at the grocer or dined on recently is much larger than one your parents or grandparents ate over five decades ago. A new study revealed that despite feeding chickens from three different breeds the same diet...
  • Gene-Environment Interplay, Health, and Some Thoughts about the Future
    Gene-Environment Interplay, Health, and Some Thoughts about the Future
    Dr. Gene Brody will lecture on Gene-Environment Interplay, Health, and Some Thoughts about the Future at the CHIP Center This coming Thursday , October 9th, from 12:30-1:30 pm. The talk will then be followed by a workshop dealing with Marrying...
  • Salt-loving smokers beware of increased Rheumatoid Arthritis risk
    Salt-loving smokers beware of increased Rheumatoid Arthritis risk
    Smoking is not good for anyone's health. No one even tries to dispute that these days.But a new study shows that eating a diet high in salt may dramatically increase health risks, especially among smokers, when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis...
  • UCLA biologists discover gene that can slow aging
    UCLA biologists discover gene that can slow aging
    The quest for a fountain of youth has gone on since antiquity; however, modern-day researchers at UCLA are making strides in therapies that cans slow the aging process. Their latest breakthrough is the discovery of a gene that can slow aging...
  • UCLA researchers report breakthrough on pediatric ulcerative colitis
    UCLA researchers report breakthrough on pediatric ulcerative colitis
    Inflammatory bowel disease can occur at any age and is more common among adults. However, about 25% of cases develop in individuals18 years or younger, and some of these cases are early-onset ulcerative colitis. Children who develop the disease...