Evolution News & Views: "Junk" DNA: Darwinism's Last Stand?
In 1980, Francis Crick and Leslie Orgel argued in Nature that "much DNA in higher organisms is little better than junk." The spread of junk DNA in the course of evolution "can be compared to the spread of a not-too-harmful parasite within its host." Since it is unlikely that such DNA has a function, "it would be folly in such cases to hunt obsessively for one." In a companion article, W. Ford Doolittle and Carmen Sapienza similarly argued that many organisms contain "DNAs whose only 'function' is survival within genomes," and that "the search for other explanations may prove, if not [more...]
Date: 2009-06-04 16:00:00
Is DNA Testing in America Today Reliable?
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Date: 2010-10-09 07:08:15
Canine dna Testing, dna Extraction from Blood, What does dna Stand For
Canine dna testing is normally achieved through a small extraction of blood, hair, cheek swab or tissue sample... Tests can be done through private independent laboratories and cost from $65 up to $250 but can cost even more. The benefits can be quite amazing as we will discover later on....but first lets answer some basic questions.... What does dna stand for...? It stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid - and is the basic foundation to all genetics. Chromosomes are made up of the Deoxyribonucleic Acid which is a double strand which divides into genes. Your dog will have from [more...]
Date: 2009-11-23 18:25:20
Evolution News & Views: Does Darrel Falk's Junk DNA Argument for ...
Dr. Falk appears to be too hasty in his assumption that pseudogenes have "no function" and thereby show evidence for common ancestry. The bottom line is that the "junk" or "gibberish" DNA paradigm is being consistently overturned as time goes on, and we now know that the vast majority of our DNA has function. As one news article said when reporting on the results of the ENCODE project in 2007: The findings, from a project involving hundreds of scientists in 11 countries and detailed in 29 papers being published today, confirm growing suspicions that the stretches of 'junk DNA' flanking [more...]
Date: 2010-03-23 19:00:45
Blog Carnival – DNA in turmoil in Australia - Human Rights in Ireland
But what is clear is that the nation’s justice institutions have become newly wary. The government of New South Wales, one of the first to join Australia’s national DNA database, stopped receiving DNA from some jurisdictions because of concerns (fueled partly by the Leskie case) about the databasing of victims’ DNA. Victoria Police responded to its most recent debacle by taking the stunning (and somewhat baffling) step of suspending all DNA testimony for a few months, reportedly to refine statistical protocols. Although such testimony has since resumed, prosecutions based solely on [more...]
Date: 2010-05-04 13:29:47
What Does DNA Stand For in Science | Intelligent Mag
Before cells are divided, the chromosomes duplicate first; this is what we call replication of DNA. This is the division of cells which results in two cells that have to contain the same information like their mother-cell. There are four nitrogenous bases within the DNA molecule. Those are: Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine and Guanine. Genes are composed of bases. In case of DNA damaging, the sequence of DNA will be changed. This happens when there is mutagen factor involved. These mutagens are highly radioactive. The damage that occurs as a result of the radiation is determined by the mutagen [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 19:47:49
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Date: 2010-10-11 02:40:57
Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this ...
Question by Morgan: Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this the same thing as gel electrophoresis? I take AP bio but I obviously forget. Best answer: Answer by CryBabiesShouldntCry A short history from http://www.dna.gov/basics/analysishistory ‘DNA fingerprinting’ or DNA typing (profiling) as it is now known, was first described in 1985 by an English geneticist named Alec Jeffreys. Dr. Jeffreys found that certain regions of DNA contained DNA sequences that were repeated over and over again next to each other. He also discovered that the number of repeated [more...]
Date: 2010-10-03 04:23:14
Extra News - Booking For The Future: Mugshot, Fingerprints and DNA ...
As it stands, getting arrested today means standing in line, getting your infamous mugshot taken, giving a current address and allowing a police officer to take several sets of fingerprints. This process allows police to keep a history [more...]
Date: 2006-02-16 08:00:00
How Fingerprinting Helps In DNA Paternity Testing
This form of fingerprinting method is also known as DNA profiling. Using this technique, the individuals are identified on the basis of their unique DNA profiles. This DNA profiling is done by analyzing the VNTR sequences. It stands for variable number tandem repeats. This sequence is found to be different in individuals except in twins. As per the facts mentioned above, the DNA samples of the child will exhibit the similar VNTR loci as that of their parents. This fingerprinting helps in identifying that whether the known father of a child is genuinely his biological dad. In fact, it is [more...]
Date: 2010-08-09 11:41:10
DNA Services of Finland gains a consolidated sales process with ...
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Date: 2010-07-01 00:16:45
How-to Make a Candy DNA model
But It was needed to put it together for this model. Make sure you know this, because your teacher may question you! Also, to get it to twist, you might want to build a stand with two pillars? Maybe try twisting and attach the DNA model to the four corners of the stand, and use rubber bands to keep them in place? Be [more...]
Date: 2010-09-09 18:17:51
Ca: Senate Statutory Review of the DNA Identification Act ...
Michel-Adrien Sheppard writes: The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs recently published its report entitled Public Protection, Privacy and the Search for Balance: A Statutory Review of the DNA Identification Act. The Act, which came into effect in 2000, created a national DNA databank containing DNA samples from individuals convicted of certain designated offences. The Committee recommends allowing the automatic taking of DNA samples from adults convicted of an expanded number of designated crimes. But it recommends against amending the Criminal Code to allow the [more...]
Date: 2010-07-13 13:27:07
Method behind the madness. « Headlines Today
Everyone wants their child safe, so if the Government suggested more surveillance of paedophiles, extra CCTV and a national DNA database, which person is going to stand up and deny that, after all it is being brought in to protect [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 12:40:13
Witness The World's First Double Helix Bridge In Sunny Singapore
Designed to resemble the helicoidal structure of human DNA, the structure has been built almost entirely out of corrosion-free stainless steel that also features state-of-the-art computer controlled mood lighting once dusk sets in. Built according to the vision of the Australian company Cox Group, Singapore’s own Architects 61 and engineering outfit Arup the structure also features nearly 2,250 metre long steel tubes winding in opposing directions. The connection with DNA is also denoted from the two pairs of letters that appear in green and red on the bridge facade once the sun goes down. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 09:36:54
The Need to Know: DNA Testing on Exhumed Bodies and Genetic ...
In addition to the circus of exhumation, DNA testing has been used increasingly in the much more sobering realms of solving criminal cases and identifying the remains of unknown soldiers. And through programs like National Geographicâs The Genographic Project, each of us, for about $100, can receive a participation kit and contribute to scientific efforts to more thoroughly understand the history of humankind. The cheek swabs we send through the mail to Genographic are offered in the name of scientific discovery. Very different are state laws that require criminals to submit genetic [more...]
Date: 2010-07-28 06:00:52
O.N.L.Y 1 %: 10 Tips For Better DNA Gel Extraction Results
Nabi s.a.w bersabda, maksudnya: Jabir mengatakan bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w pernah bersabda, "Wahai manusia, aku telah meninggalkan untuk kalian 2 perkara. Jika kalian menggunakannya tidak akan tersesat selamanya iaitu Al-Quran dan Ahlul Bait keturunanku." (HR At-Tarmizi dan ia menghasankannya) What is it about gel extraction of DNA that makes it a pain? Maybe it’s poor product yields or maybe it’s because the process uses harsh chemicals (chaotropic salts, ethidium bromide, ethanol, heat) that will damage or denature DNA and potentially decrease cloning success. In this article I share some [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 04:17:00
Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using ...
Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using DNA by Tony Nick Frudakis Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 21, 2007) | ISBN: 0120884925 | Pages: 712 | PDF | 14.13 MBIn the ~ of battle of forensics, there is a critical need for genetic tests that be able to function in a predictive or inferential sense, before suspects have been identified, and/or notwithstanding crimes for which DNA evidence exists but eye-witnesses do not. Molecular Photofi>tting fills this stand in want of by describing the process of generating a physical description of each individual from [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 09:23:58
1984: Sir Alec Jeffreys And A "Eureka!" Moment - The Discovery Of ...
Scientist Alec Jeffreys (now Sir Alec Jeffreys) was at work in his lab at Leicester University, England, in September 1984, when something astounding happened - he accidentally discovered what he called "DNA fingerprinting", and a whole new world was opened up. This was a one-off, stand alone, out-of-the-blue discovery which was to have an amazing impact on the world. It was totally unexpected and unsought for. Says Jeffreys: "I was on my own in the darkroom at 9.05 on September 10, 1984, when that pattern came up and I twigged what we had stumbled upon. Just that single bit of X-ray film [more...]
Date: 2009-03-23 22:03:14
Library Boy: Senate Statutory Review of the DNA Identification Act
Parliamentary Committee Report on DNA Identification Act (July 22, 2009): "The most recent issue of the Weekly Checklist of Government Publications includes the June 2009 report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security entitled Statutory Review of the DNA Identification Act: (...) 'This report sets out the Committee’s findings in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of the Act and the administrative framework surrounding the NDDB . It also highlights the exceptional work done by the scientists at the NDDB and in the forensic [more...]
Date: 2010-07-12 22:56:00
Interesting Reading #557 – Padlock death test, Death of syringes ...
Interesting Reading #557 – Padlock death test, Death of syringes, Death of depression, Death of McMansions and much more… by Marshall Brain | August 19, 2010 1 Comment | Add Comment Can Your Padlock Withstand a Bullet? Abusive Lab Test – “A padlock can be all that stands between a burglar and a shed or lockbox full of property. But how well can it really handle the tools of a determined thief (or years of bad weather, for that matter)? To find out, we enlisted the expertise of our friends at Minnesota’s Environ Labs testing facility, where we put four models—from cheap [more...]
Date: 2010-08-20 03:20:34
Syyn Labs lights up Glow festival | 89.3 KPCC
Kim Nowacki/KPCC Syyn Labs' "DNA Sequencer" lights up Santa Monica's Crescent Bay Park during the "Glow" festival on Sept. 25, 2010. The yellow caution tape wasn’t much of a deterrent for people who slid under it’s flimsy border to get a closer look at the “DNA Sequencer,” one of the flashier illuminated art installations that made up Santa Monica’s sprawling Glow festival this past Saturday. By day, the piece was a tangled mess of plywood, old-school ribbon wire and Arduino programming boards. By night, the installation’s 512 individually controlled LED lights had been [more...]
Date: 2010-09-30 17:05:39
Special feature: Texas death row DNA case (Part 3) : SCOTUSblog
Mary A. Fischer Feature Stories Posted Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 8:54 am Part 1 and Part 2 in this series were published earlier on SCOTUSblog. Part #3: Inside Texas–Dallas D.A. “without a doubt” would test DNA evidence –“This case has been brutal. Why? Because it’s Texas, that’s why.” Attorney source close to the case. It seems that in the pursuit of truth, like real estate, location is everything. Had convicted murderer Henry Skinner requested post-conviction DNA testing in Dallas instead of Pampa, where the triple homicide occurred, the Supreme Court would not [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 12:54:53
ConservativeHome: Monday 25th February 2008
11.30pm ToryDiary: ComRes gives Tories 11% lead 6pm CentreRight updates: Cameron Watt on a new play starring ex-cons Conor Burns in praise of Clare Short Harry Phibbs in defence of Chelsea tractors Jill Kirby has a problem with "divorce by email" Peter Franklin is depressed by BBC presenters 5.30pm ToryDiary: Portillo programme on Thatcher 4.30pm PlayPolitical: Hillary Clinton mocks Obama's rhetoric and is compared to an obsessive student running for school president 12.30pm ToryDiary: 51% agree that Brown is a ditherer 10.15am Local government: Westminster Council works with supermarkets to [more...]
Date: 2008-02-25 07:50:34
Synthetic Biology: Building Life (Potential & Dangers ...
But today, applications of our understanding of DNA in areas such as genetic engineering and cloning seem primitive compared to synthetic biology, a field in which the basic building blocks of life are pieced together from scratch to suit the needs of research, medicine, and the environment. Synthetic biology combines knowledge of genetics and cell biology with principles of engineering and is limited only by scientistsâ imaginations.Â But the field is still in its infancy, and initial ventures into figuring out how best to put the basic components of DNA together synthetically have [more...]
Date: 2009-03-10 17:15:19
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Us – and is there to remind everyone that, when travelling by air, you have the right to say “I OPT OUT” when confronted with a TSA request to what amounts to a strip search. also Portable, rapid DNA analysis tech developed – Big Brother doesn’t care whether or not you have fingerprints, and is interested in your DNA instead… more orwellian doublethink: Welfare is Employment Rights are Privileges War is Peace Illness is Health Collapse Is Recovery Judge orders lesbian reinstated to Air Force and yet the congress in it’s infinite wisdom has decided that, even though a judge also [more...]
Date: 2010-09-27 17:56:35
Knight Science Journalism Tracker » Blog Archive » Science Mag ...
It is now 20 years since passage of procedures by which U.S. native tribes can demand return of human remains and archeological items taken from public lands and since placed in museums or other institutions. It has from the start meant not only that deep ethical wrongs may be corrected, but that research on the prehistory of North America can be hindered. Looted graveyards and displayed remains in glass cases can be deeply offensive both to the relatives of the people in the graves as well as to most right-minded people generally. But how does one identify which modern groups can make valid [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 16:21:03
Gusts Of Popular Feeling: Glory be to thy hallowed DNA
It's not for nothing that the Maeil Gyeongje article, with its headline about Korean women's 'different DNA', also noted that subtlety and perseverance are traits unique to Korean women, as this seems to be the point of this focus on genetics and bloodlines - to prove the uniqueness of the Korean race. This uniqueness has sometimes placed Koreans at great risk, such as when people (mistakenly) believed that Koreans were more susceptible to mad cow disease due to their genes (note the similarity to B.R. Myers' description of North Korean mythology wherein their virtue and purity makes them [more...]
Date: 2010-09-27 23:52:00
Faces of America: Do we know ourselves as well as we think ...
Considering my personal fascination with history, genealogy and culture, the show was Saturday afternoon manna. I immediately began wondering how my pie chart would appear. From what I know, my ethnic breakdown goes something like this: Father—Swedish/European and a little bit of Choctaw Indian Mother—Puerto Rican (Spanish and Taino Indian) That’s what I’ve been told. That’s the narrative account by which I categorize my ancestry. But what if that was totally off base? What if I’m not who I always thought I was? For many of the participants, their ethnic pie chart results shook [more...]
Date: 2010-03-07 20:30:34
10/10/10 Holographic Universe and Us
Recent Russian research by molecular biologist Pjotr Garjajev suggested that our human DNA behaves similarly — communicating instantaneously with another particle of fellow DNA in another room, another town, on another continent; another planet? Talbot likens our brain to a miniature Universe, thoughts as ‘pebbles in the electromagnetic pool of our mind’. He says: ‘Nature uses mathematical underpinning; so does the brain.’ To make a hologram, the object to be photographed is first bathed in light of a laser beam. A second laser beam is bounced off the reflected light of the first [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 23:56:34
Isaiah Washington- a true warrior for his people | Sierra Express ...
To many it was surprising when Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma decided to give citizenship to the 25 year acting veteran Isaiah Washington after he traced his ancestral roots through DNA to the Mende and Temne people of Sierra Leone. (Isaiah Washington at The Africa Policy Forum) The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star became the first African American to get citizenship through DNA, and President Koroma became the first African leader to award citizenship based on DNA. It is not surprising when a few days ago Africa’s most populated nation, Nigeria, decided to follow the footsteps [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 20:00:21
A Crash Course on Brazil and Its Endless Efforts to Save the Northeast
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Date: 2010-10-12 06:53:44
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Date: 2010-10-12 23:17:50
Next American City » Buzz » The High Cost of Electric Cars
The High Cost of Electric Cars Diana Lind | Oct 13th, 2010 | Topics: Infrastructure | Region: Central | Cities: Detroit, New York | 0 “Am I the only one who sees GoogleCars as an improved means to an unimproved, even catastrophic end? Ice caps are melting: have a robot car!” So wrote Alex Steffen of Worldchanging on Twitter earlier this week. To reply: Alex, you’re not the only one. I was at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs the other day to listen to a panel discussion on sustainable societies. It was a thought-provoking conversation with speakers promoting [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 08:38:27
Phoebe Philo Doesn't Consider House DNA When Designing Celine ...
But this would, and I liked the fact the name didn't stand for anything any more. Yes, the stakes were higher, because everyone was looking at me, and competition is fiercer because of what happened with the economy, but I also felt: [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 15:03:28
7/7 Inquest: Causing More Questions Than Answers - Alternative ...
As of yesterday we can now speculate that his DNA was retrieved from the parking fine ticket given to him when he was “sleeping” in his car; but something as important as DNA evidence shouldn’t be left as speculation. The whole point of the inquest is to answer questions not create more! http://www.julyseventh.co.uk/images/luton-parking-regs.jpg It seems we’re going around in circles. This inquest is not about truth. They’ve already made up their mind that the four alleged bombers are guilty (which of course they could be, but has yet to be proven). Instead we’re getting a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 12:27:59
Quick & Reliable DNA Purification and Sequencing…
BioCel DNA Purification and Sequencing Royston, UK -- An applications bulletin is available from Agilent Automation Solutions that describes an automated system that provides for quick and reliable DNA purification and sequencing. The demand for quick and reliable DNA sample preparation for sequencing has risen dramatically during recent years. The long and complex pipetting protocols needed for DNA preparation have been a challenge for many lab automation systems. Agilent Automation Solutions met this challenge by designing a BioCel system based around the Agilent Vertical Pipetting [more...]
Date: 2010-08-14 14:00:00
The Indigo & Starseed Corner Series » Charlotte's Online Source ...
I am excited to bring to you Part 1 of a 6-part series of articles about Indigos and Starseeds. We see and hear a lot about the Indigo children these days but what about the adult Indigos and Starseeds? Indigos and Starseeds have been incarnating on the planet for a very long time and you might be one, your parent or grandparent or even your great, great grandparent may have been an Indigo or a Starseed. We will be looking into the differences between Indigos and Starseeds, the difference between an Indigo 1, an Indigo 2 and an Indigo 3, why we are here, why not all awakened beings are [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 11:40:26
Free Online Guides: Invasive honeysuckle increase risk of tick ...
It has sensory organs on its front two legs, so it'll stand there and wave those legs around trying to detect your heat and your carbon dioxide signature. And when it gets closer, it kind of zig zags as it's approaching you, because it's homing in on your signal and when it gets really close, it grabs on."Sometimes I'll just stand there and watch the ticks do this," he says grinning. "It's pretty amusing."My record trap, the one that blew the rest out of the water, had 5,000 nymph lifestage lone-star ticks on it. We've done capture studies that suggest the nymphs don't travel much more than [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:20:00
Calgary's link to an Arizona assassination
In 2007, Tucson police requested additional DNA testing on blood samples collected from the crime scene with the hope the killer had left some evidence behind. The sample was run through the convicted offender system in the United States, but didn't get a hit, says Foust. That's when the sample was sent to Interpol. A match showed up -- in Alberta. Foust soon picked up the phone, and called police in Calgary. THE ARREST On April 28, 2009, a man emerged from his home on Sandarac Place in northwest Calgary. He climbed into his blue Nissan Pathfinder and drove down the street. Officers with the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 19:40:55
Top Game | Numerex Named As One Of The Top Game-Changing Companies ...
Numerex is one of the most established full service machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers in the U.S., and the first in North America to be ISO 27001 certified for information security. It enables its customers, through one single point of contact and an easy-to-use process, to deploy rapidly and securely fully scalable M2M solutions to any market around the world. Numerex operates in the business-to-business market; its customers are dealers, distributors and other businesses that serve the end-user market. “We are grateful to Connected World for highlighting Numerex’s [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 22:24:02
Google TV, Apple TV, iPads, a revolution of online video products ...
I am a Baby Boomer. Class of '55, I get AARP magazine, but am still reluctant to ask for the 5 percent discount a local bakery gives "seniors" over 50. I find myself reaching for my reading glasses when my smartphone rings, otherwise I can't read the caller ID and decide whether I'm in or not, and I have to hold my GPS at arm's length to find out how far from the green I am on the golf course. I've always believed myself to be a little more tech savvy than other Boomers, and I tend to be the first on my block to get the newest toys. iPhone? Got it in week 1, dumped it for a BlackBerry Storm [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 13:01:18
Legislation Watch: Crimes Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill 2010
Elucubrator, 7 October 2010 12:54 PM I'm not sure of the purpose of this Bill: it smacks a little of grandstanding. Today is the last day that Parliament sits before the election is held on 24 November, when the Parliament is prorogued. At Bills before the House will then lapse, and must be re-introduced in the next session. That is — back to square one for the whole process. Perhaps the ALP is just testing the water? Dr Manhattan, 7 October 2010 1:55 PM Don't know, but I suspect you're right about the trial balloon. When introducing the Bill, Rob Hulls left open the door to either [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 11:29:00
Judge to review conviction in Texas arson-murder case – This Just ...
A Texas judge is set to consider whether a man who was executed for setting a fire that killed his children was wrongly convicted on what his supporters call "junk science." State District Judge Charles Baird granted a request from Cameron Todd Willingham's family for a hearing to investigate whether he was wrongfully convicted using flawed science. The family's petition, filed September 24 in Travis County, also asks the court to examine whether the stateÂ failed to adequately consider potentially exculpatory evidence before putting Willingham to death in 2004. The lawsuit asks the court [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 23:14:16
Rough Collie | Largest Pet Health and Medicine Information
Rough Collie (also known as the Long-Haired Collie) is a breed of dog developed originally for herding in Scotland. It is well known through the works of author Albert Payson Terhune, and latterly through the Lassie novel, movies, and television shows. There is also a smooth-coated variety; some breed organizations consider the smooth-coat and rough-coat dogs to be variations of the same breed. Three coat colors are recognized for Rough Collies: sable and white, where the “sable” ranges from pale tan to a mahogany; tricolour, which is primarily black edged in tan; blue [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 07:27:47
Tennesee "Fooled by Fraudulent Tribes"? - PowWows.com - Your ...
According to a press release on their website (“Local Cherokee Prove Jew Connection”), group members recently discovered through DNA testing that “Cherokee DNA is totally different from the Asian Native American tribes … Cherokees test European.” They are Ashkenazi Jews, a claim supported by a document from 3,700 B.C. that they keep in a vault in Lawrence County. They feel that to be without tribal recognition is anti-Semitic, “torture, worse than death,” and part of the “Great American Holocaust.” (They lament: “Leave it up to America to outdo Hitler in getting rid of [more...]
Date: 2010-07-26 18:27:40
The Spittoon » What DTC Genetic Testing Can—and Can't—Tell You
Unknown genetic factors, as well as environment, are also important. Additionally, because most research is conducted in populations with European ancestry, people from ethnic minorities get limited information from DTC genetic testing. Through its research, 23andMe is working to improve the information that all people can get from their DNA data. Our 23andWe surveys allow everyone to contribute to work aimed at understanding some of the most basic facets of our biology, and have already resulted in the publication of a report in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Our Parkinson’s [more...]
Date: 2010-08-03 15:58:54
CultureLab: Mapping the mountain of human DNA
Christine Kenneally, contributor TO AN outsider, the Human Genome Project looks like a scientific Everest: people counting genes just because they are there. For those of us not drawn to data-mountains, the gap between the project's usefulness and the grand promises of its early days is striking. Now, 10 years since the first draft sequence was revealed, a widespread debate has arisen about its impact. Into the fray steps veteran science writer Victor McElheny. His Drawing the Map of Life is an in-depth chronicle of the project that moves from the nascent genetic questions of 1970s biology, [more...]
Date: 2010-07-27 15:20:00
Christianity.com - Blogs - Conversations with Your Favorite ...
The whole day was very instructive because I didn't know much about my family's history. I knew that my father was from Mississippi and my mother was Iowa, and I knew they met in Nome, Alaska while serving in the Army in World War II. During the reunion a local researcher gave us a fascinating lecture on the the history Mayfield and Pritchard families during the last 200 years. The various branches intertwined at several points across the generations, in part because the families lived close together in the small rural communities that make up north Mississippi. During the afternoon we [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 09:43:00
Losing Weight after 45 is a Bitch: It's Non-GMO Month!!!
GMOs are products of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering or GE), which creates new combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes by combining DNA from one species with DNA from another. The result: new organisms that do not occur in nature. In short, GMOs are the ultimate processed foods. Beets and corn are two crops that have been compromised by genetic engineering, and now we have the threat of a Franken Salmon reaching our dinner plates. Why should we care about eating GMO foods if we're trying to lose weight? Well, if any of you have gotten anywhere on your weight [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 11:45:00