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Are Superheroes Among Us?

As we all remember from 8th grade biology, Gregor Mendel is known as the “father of modern genetics.” Mendel’s experiments with pea plants made him realize that there are certain genetic traits (he was testing pea size, shape, color, etc.) that get passed down to the offspring. 635 more words

"What if these negative traits are hereditary?"

How your parents behaved and how they felt has nothing to do with YOU and how YOU now CHOOSE to feel. Nothing “runs in your family”, nothing is hereditary except… 78 more words

Empowering

Identical twins? Does it run in the family or is it luck?

According to statistics, the odds of having identical twins is about 3 in 1,000; where as the birth rate of all twins is 33 in 1,000. 469 more words

Family

The Evolution of Medicine and Where We're Headed in the Future

Hippocrates, the “Father of Western Medicine,” is arguably one of the most iconic physicians in history. Born in 460 BC, his influence has been long-lasting and far-reaching; in fact, medical students today recite the “ 730 more words

Flushing

I’ve flushed all my life.  I had a look through my photo albums (I don’t have that many pictures of myself as a young child as they were all left at my Dad’s house when my Mum left him and he refused to give me any as they were “his”) but I found this one taken at a wedding from when I was about 3 years old.  902 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Girl Brains

How interesting! A researcher at University of California San Francisco recently published study results in the Journal of Neuroscience showing that mothers and daughters emotional brains look alike. 284 more words

Hereditary

ankylosing spondylitis - try saying that 5 times over

You know, sometimes genetics really deal you an awesome hand. Good looks, sparkling eyes, a fast metabolism… And then sometimes, genetics deal you a pretty crap hand. 509 more words

Life And Something Like It