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Down Syndrome helps identify diabetes gene

An innovative research technique developed in Adelaide pays off.

Published: SBS Life, 23/05/16


Researcher under fire for article on epigenetics

A story about epigenetics in the 2 May issue of The New Yorker has been sharply criticized for inaccurately describing how genes are regulated. The article by Siddhartha Mukherjee — a physician, cancer researcher and award-winning author at Columbia University in New York — examines how environmental factors can change the activity of genes without altering the DNA sequence. 101 more words


"New vaccines will permanently alter human DNA"

“The reference is the New York Times, 3/9/2015, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” It describes the frontier of research….

“By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the monkeys, the… 130 more words



Alright, it’s been a while since my first follow up appointment with my functional medicine doctor and nutritionist. Like I said in my last post, the end of the school year is insane, especially for teachers tasked with organizing senior events (prom, graduation, etc). 665 more words


genetic royal

The fate of the world may well have been different if not for the onset of the plague- the largest single pandemic in human history- killing at least 100 Million people or over one in two of the population at the time.

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Part 1: Web Of Lies

Fact: Goats spin spider’s webs. 

OK, slight embellishment. Science can make goats that produce spider silk in their milk.

Obviously having a few goats minding their own business is better than having millions of spiders in a farm all viciously tearing each other’s heads off – which is exactly what happened during the initial efforts to mass-produce spider silk, since apparently spiders are highly territorial and don’t play well with others. 152 more words


Acne, eczema and hair loss is often genetic - Independent Online

Independent Online

Acne, eczema and hair loss is often geneticIndependent OnlineThe Vaseline Healing Project in partnership with international medical aid organisation Direct Relief was launched this year to help people in need of dermatological care across the world. Professor Ncoza Dlova,…