It all started with a man and his plants. They were pea plants. Their flowers were different colors, their seeds different shapes. Some were long and others short. When two long plants were cross-bred, the result was always another long … Continue reading The History of Genetics
As I sat watching a fascinating, thought provoking Sci-Fi film on Netflix the other day, I wondered what the world would be like if we had clones of ourselves roaming the streets. Would it be like the movie I was … Continue reading Can You Clone A Person With Their Personal Genome?
We already know that all living things, from humans to amoebas, reproduce using the same basic method: cell division. DNA, the genetic material inside our cells, has to be copied so that the new offspring cells have the same genetic … Continue reading How DNA Replication Works: A Simple Guide
In 2003, the Human Genome Project successfully mapped the entire sequence of genes in human DNA. Since then, DNA and genetic testing have been all over the news, and the science behind it can leave your head spinning if you’re … Continue reading Understanding DNA: The Layman’s Guide
With such easy-to-use DNA tests now readily available for the public, everyone is wishing to uncover their ancestral past. Particularly during the holiday season, sales of DNA kits that can reveal individuals’ ethnic background and genetic health risks are in … Continue reading What are the Risks of Doing DNA Testing such as 23andMe and Ancestry?
Do we Share our Parents’ Hair Genes? We Share our Parents’ Hair Genes! How true is it? An overview of hair genes We share chromosomes from each of our parents. So, is it any different when it comes to your … Continue reading Hair Genes Transferred from Mom or Dad: Is it true?
Remember when you were in elementary school and the teacher asked you to make a family tree? It probably consisted of your parents, grandparent, and siblings. Maybe, an uncle or aunt. Moreover, the format would have been one of those … Continue reading How to Make a Family Tree
Chromosomes the building blocks of you: Within the human body, there are trillions of microscopic cells that contain all of the stuff that allow our bodies to function. Inside of those cells there is a nucleus, which you can think … Continue reading How Many Chromosomes Do Humans Have?
Genes. They are a piece of the complicated puzzle that separate man from animal and from one another. Made up of the DNA that is inherited from one’s parents, our genes are roadmaps and instruction manuals. They tell our cellular … Continue reading How Many Genes Do Humans Have?
With the evolution of both science and technology, we live in a world where everything is digitalized, which can also include human DNA. As we witness … Continue reading The Role of DNA Data Storage in Health and Technology