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Students interview me about my color-blindness

I know a high school teacher who teaches science and had just finished a unit on sight and genetics with her students. She asked me if I’d like to be interviewed by her ELL students in class one day. 1,749 more words


The real power of Gedmatch - the reconstruction of slavery-disrupted families in the US

Gedmatch’s best feature just so happens to be its original premise: allowing people who have had their DNA tested through Family Tree, Ancestry.com and 23andme to upload their results and connect with long-lost family members. 390 more words


The mysteries of lactose tolerance, the favourable mutation!

Every man and his dog believes they are lactose intolerant, but let’s get to the science! Lactose is sugar found in milk and dairy produce, and is normally broken down by an enzyme called lactase. 231 more words


“This structure has novel features which are of considerable biological interest”

In April 1953, this sentence appeared in the scientific paper where James Watson and Francis Crick presented the structure of the DNA-helix, the molecule that carries genetic information from one generation to the other, that is the discovery of DNA! 107 more words


Could Lizards Teach Us The Secret of Regeneration?

A recent paper published in PLoS ONE imaginatively titled “Transcriptomic Analysis of Tail Regeneration in the Lizard Anolis carolinensis Reveals Activation of Conserved Vertebrate Developmental and Repair Mechanisms” … 994 more words

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Gedmatch's EthioHelix Africa-only DNA admixture test

This is the last post in the series covering free admixture analysis tools and how sub-Saharan admixtures are calculated and reported. You can read the full series of posts here: … 490 more words

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Gedmatch's HarappaWorld admixture test answers my West African results question

I have been covering the challenges of African descended DNA analysis in this series of posts. The children of African descent, particularly those in the Americas and the Caribbean do not have a straightforward genetic inheritance. 1,021 more words

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