Skip to main content

The Latest

  • UCLA researchers gain further insight into Huntington’s disease
    UCLA researchers gain further insight into Huntington’s disease
    Huntington’s disease is a progressive and fatal neurologic disorder that is caused by a mutant gene. It strikes in adulthood and affects 1 in every 10,000 Americans, while another 250,000 are at risk because they carry the inherited gene...
  • Overweight
    Proposed law in Puerto Rico would fine parents of obese kids
    A bill slated to go before the Puerto Rican legislature Feb. 13 calls for fining the parents of obese children up to $800. Supporters of the bill believe that holding parents accountable is necessary in a society where nearly 30 percent of the...
  • Calico cat in La Coruna of Spain
    Male calicos and torties do exist, but why are they so rare?
    A male calico was just adopted from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV), and he was in high demand because he's so rare. Calico and tortoiseshell cats appear all the time, but these cats are overwhelmingly female. A male calico or...
  • Cherokee DNA Studies combo
    Cherokee DNA Studies by Donald and Teresa Yates
    This book is a “must read” for Cherokee descendants and a “should read” for other Native American descendants. It was published in late 2014 and therefore has the latest technical information on the rapidly improving...
  • Brown University researchers prove one path to longer, healthier life
    Brown University researchers prove one path to longer, healthier life
    Reducing the expression of a master control gene called the Myc proto-oncogene protein by 50 percent added 15 percent more life to mice and prevented the mice from developing signs of advanced age. John Sedivy, the Hermon C. Bumpus Professor of...
  • Treating infertility with gene modification on the horizon
    Treating infertility with gene modification on the horizon
    Stress has been reported to cause infertility and miscarriages. A new study has found that shutting down a single gene may be able to prevent these effects. The study was published on January 12 in the journal eLife by researchers at the...
  • 'Jurassic World' trailer reveals that life still finds a way
    'Jurassic World' trailer reveals that life still finds a way
    Over two decades have passed since the cataclysmic events which transpired in the original Jurassic Park film. John Hammond’s dream of bringing dinosaurs to life has been transformed into a fully realized theme park, but after a decade of...
  • DNA structure
    Wear some new genes
    These are exciting times for health and wellness. Although cancer has reached epidemic proportions and will increase over 57% in the next 20 years, we now understand some of the mechanics in the body that can help us prevent and reverse disease in...
  • 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...