The Myth Slayers
By now, most of us have read the stories about the upheaval DNA testing can cause by exposing unwanted pregnancies, extramarital affairs and secret adoptions. What is often less appreciated is how it is upending scholars’ understanding of human history...
-By Charlie Lunan
The healing power of poop
Dog owners have all experienced them. Those cringe-worthy moments when the beloved family pet lick’s another dog’s anus, or tries to eat its poop. As odd as it seems, however, such behavior is hardly restricted to dogs and other canids....
-By Charlie Lunan
All you need to know about the 1000 Genomes Project
How different are we genetically? No two humans are identical with respect to their DNA sequences. The complete stretch of DNA is present within 23 chromosome pairs in individuals: one set inherited from the mother and the other from the...
-By Sandeep Grover

Interrupting Epigenetics Factors to Thwart Malaria

- By Charlie Lunan | June 1, 2018
While the more affluent societies of the West continue to debate the specter of genetically engineered babies, dozens of researchers around the world are using epigenetics to zero in on novel ways to fight the malaria parasite, which afflicts more...

Genetics in the human gastrointestinal tract: what we do know about our gut microbiota

- By Paduano Francesco | June 1, 2018
What are the gut microbiota and gut microbiome? The human gastrointestinal tract (gut) is populated by an enormously heterogeneous and different group of microorganisms (up of trillions of cells and over 1000 species) including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi. Therefore,...

Changes in Your Genome Felt Throughout Generations

- By Chelsea Weidman | June 1, 2018
We all know that information is passed down from one generation to the next through genes. But what about another type of non-gene change in your DNA, called epigenetics? Literally meaning “above the genes”, epigenetic changes are chemical modifications to...
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