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?
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?
Ever wondered the relation between your coffee consumption and genes? According to scientists, genes do play some role in humans and their urge to drink coffee. … Continue reading How Much Coffee Do You Take? Your Genes Have the Answers
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
A new research study reveals that a simple blood test could now identify whether an infection caused in the body is by a virus or by bacteria. This study is immensely helpful as researchers and scientists believe that it will … Continue reading A Blood Test to Determine If Antibiotics Should Be Prescribed
Genes may not completely influence the academic performance of children, as they do not give the whole story. While researchers believe that the genetic makeup does have an influence on the academics, the extent of influence is debatable. There are … Continue reading How Much Do Genes Influence in the Academic Performance in Children?