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Gene mixing promotes height and intelligence - but is this an evolutionary benefit?

A new international study of the genetic make up and physical characteristics of 350,000 people indicates that greater genetic diversity leads to an increase of height and cognitive skills. 573 more words

Evolution

Warm Fuzzies and Science

I am still waiting patiently for the results from the 14 dystonia genes and mutations of those mutations.

I never wrote about our 2nd visit to the genetics counsellors (my neuro gave me the referral in case anyone wants to know how to get to them). 774 more words

Dystonia

Cambridge launch new open access journal - Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics

Cambridge unveils new Open Access journal – Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (GHEG)

Cambridge University Press is delighted to announce a major new open access journal, … 509 more words

Health Care

Boozy chimps, Hanuman and the "drunken monkey" hypothesis

A new paper reports on chimpanzees in Guinea exhibiting long-term and recurrent ingestion of ethanol. The study was carried out over 17 years and found chimpanzees using leaves to drink fermented palm sap. 658 more words

Behaviour

Free At Last!

Tom and Maddie, PKD, and all the others are lost in time and space.  That’s possibly the last you will ever hear of them, or “Oodles”, unless you take this opportunity to download the complete Kindle novel from Amazon for free!  150 more words

Science Fiction

Indian-American domination of the Spelling Bee - by the numbers

The domination of the Spelling Bee by Indian-Americans continues. It resembles the domination of long distance running events by East Africans. It is highly unlikely that a genetic component is not involved. 158 more words

Education

Tom and Maddie in Space

“We settled down in the space-ship, not realising then that we were about to travel back in time. The big red button was pressed, and the automatic sequence powered up. 467 more words

Science Fiction