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Microbiome & IBD: The future of treatment?

When I sat down with Rick Geswell, president & CEO of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) in September, I knew the conversation would focus primarily around CCFA’s Genetics and Microbiome Initiative. 784 more words

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Evolutionary Theories of Obesity

Obesity is a growing problem in developed countries all over the world. In the UK alone, nearly 25% of adults (age 16 and over are obese) and it leads to other problems such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes. 522 more words

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X Inactivation: Equality Between the Sexes

Since women have two X chromosomes (XX) and men have only one (XY), the body needs a way of ensuring women don’t get a double helping of X chromosome genes. 620 more words

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Height is 80% nature (genetics) and 20% nurture

A DNA study of more than 250,000 people has doubled the number of identified genetic factors which determine height to around 700 variants in over 400 genome regions. 803 more words


More women than men - throughout history

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is pioneering many new techniques of investigative genetics and is causing minor revolutions in many areas of anthropology. Perhaps the best known of these is  663 more words


Are You Odd?

Genealogy has become one of my favorite hobbies since retirement.  My family research has come with rich rewards.   Those rewards have shown some correct interpretations as well as some misinterpreted results.  386 more words