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
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?
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
The secret to gift-giving has always been the ability identify passions and hobbies. A painter likes paint, a writer likes books, and a scientist likes… science? Unless you’re a scientist yourself, you likely don’t know the tools of the trade. … Continue reading Gift Guide for the Modern Scientist
According to a new study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics and co-authored by Dr. Stephanie London, it was found that there is link between smoking in pregnancy and the changes in the fetus’s DNA. Dr. Stephanie London … Continue reading Smoking During Pregnancy Can Alter the Fetus’s DNA
Some forms of genetic and scientific research do appear controversial at the outset, like researchers wanting to createhuman-animal chimeras. Whether this is possible or not, only time and research can tell. But the fact is that human chimeras do exist … Continue reading Human Chimeras – They Do Exist
In a recent study published in the journal Current Biology, funded in part by Unilever, it was analyzed that a particular gene present in people made them look two years older than what they actually were. Manfred Kayser, is the … Continue reading Blame Your Genes For Your Older Looks