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  • Alcoholism and eye color linked? New study suggests this may be the case
    Alcoholism eye color link: Fate of alcohol dependency suggested in baby blues?
    A new study suggests there is a link between eye color and the risk of developing alcoholism and the findings of this research were published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. According to this study, people with lighter eye colors...
  • Kittens
    What Color is Your Cat?
    Cats come in every shape, size and an array of colors. But do you know what color your cat really is? Following is some interesting information (based on genetics) you can use to determine your cat's true color.Black and Red are the two...
  • Sleeping
    Sleepwalking may be a family matter
    Sleepwalking and sleep terrors in children may be an inherited trait, according to new research from Canada. The study, published online May 4 in JAMA Pediatrics, found that the odds of having the two sleeping disorders increased based on the...
  • Healthy ways to increase your heart rate
    Healthy ways to increase your heart rate: Burn calories the easy way
    Not everyone has the desire, ability or time to exercise. Don’t turn into a couch potato. Get up and do things you normally do and be amazed at just how many calories you can burn without thinking about exercising.What many people don&rsquo...
  • Dr Bhattacharya inspects the fly containers
    Fruit fly research leads to advances in human medicine
    The fruit fly is among the most potent research tools in the arsenal of scientists examining the genetic origins of many human illnesses. Hugo Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D., has been part of a team at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute...
  • Woolly Mammoth
    DNA from woolly mammoth successfully spliced into elephant cells
    While the idea of bringing back long extinct animals has been thoroughly tainted by the “Jurassic Park” film as a quick way to turn humans into T-Rex food, a group of researchers has been making strides with a project aimed at...
  • genetics
    How to Overcome Genetics
    "It's genetics".That is the number one excuse in the book. Whether it's taking credit away from someone who looks fantastic or, more commonly, making excuses for not being able to change, the idea that genetics plays a permanent...
  • Study proves all humans have a little microorganism DNA
    Study proves all humans have a little microorganism DNA
    Alastair Crisp from the University of Cambridge and colleagues are the first to show that most mammals including humans have incorporated some DNA from microorganisms that have coexisted with for thousands of years. The process is called...
  • 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...
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