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Escaping the Vortex: Genetic Rescue as Means of Conservation

By Alexandra DeCandia

Humans have a talent for disrupting natural processes. Through the overharvest of species and inundation of landscapes with highways and suburbs, we’ve continuously rendered wild populations small and fragmented. 638 more words


Male sexual orientation influenced by genes

Results of a five-year study of 409 independent pairs of homosexual brothers in 384 families find that genetics play a key role in male sexual orientation. 234 more words

Mental Health


What criteria can be used to distinguish between correlation and cause & effect 

First, it is important to know what correlation and cause & effect means to be able to distinguish between them… 614 more words


How my gateway ancestors answered some major admixture questions

Regular followers of my posts will know that DNA testing has certainly answered a number of my family history questions; namely the paternity of a small number of my enslaved ancestors. 1,055 more words

Family History

Clone Your Best Friend?

We love our pet’s quirks and habits: Fiesty the cat likes to rest on top of the printer where its warm, but her weak stomach sometimes makes her barf into it. 431 more words


Article: Controlling Genes with your thoughts

Controlling genes with your thoughts


November 11, 2014


ETH Zurich


Researchers have constructed the first gene network that can be controlled by our thoughts. 705 more words


X-ray study shows protein switch for programmed cell death in motion

A study conducted in part at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed how a key human protein switches from a form that protects cells to a form that kills them – a property that scientists hope to exploit as a “kill switch” for cancer. 479 more words