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"Will Humans and Extraterrestrial Life Share DNA Roots?"

A recent mathematical analysis says that life as we know it is written into the laws of reality.  DNA is built from a set of twenty amino acids - the first ten of those can create simple prebiotic life, and now it seems that those ten are thermodynamically destined to occur wherever they can. For those unfamiliar with thermodynamics, it's the Big Brother of all energy equations and science itself.  You can apply quantum mechanics at certain scales, and Newtonian mechanics work at the right speeds, but if Thermodynamics says something then everyone listens. An energy analysis by Ralph [more...]

Date: 2010-04-21 08:30:00

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Will DNA Prove to be a Cosmic Constant? (Today's Most Popular)

A recent mathematical analysis says that life as we know it is written into the laws of reality.  DNA is built from a set of twenty amino acids - the first ten of those can create simple prebiotic life, and now it seems that those ten are thermodynamically destined to occur wherever they can.For those unfamiliar with thermodynamics, it's the Big Brother of all energy equations and science itself.  You can apply quantum mechanics at certain scales, and Newtonian mechanics work at the right speeds, but if thermodynamics says something, then everyone listens.  An energy analysis by Ralph [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 15:06:16


DNA findings point to royal roots in African nations

Holland attributes his success to GeneTree, a Utah-based DNA testing service that came up with the Cameroon connection. But GeneTree's chief scientific officer, geneticist Scott Woodward, said Williams' case was far from unusual. "This isn't our home run," Woodward told me. "It takes a lot of regular work. But what did do was give us some nice clues and hints about where he should concentrate his efforts. Should he be looking in Cameroon, or should he be looking in Nigeria? That makes a big difference." In fact, previous genetic tests had indeed suggested that Holland's [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 14:14:55


2010 Saturday Seminar Topics – Got Ancestors?! 2010

Come hear one of the co-authors of Trace Your Roots with DNA discuss her own and others’ experience launching and managing a DNA project, including such considerations as test and vendor selection factors, privacy, and convincing others to participate. (Short and long versions available: one-hour version covers Y-DNA/surname testing only, while the extended 1.5-2 hour version also includes other types of testing, such as mtDNA, BioGeographical, etc. Also available for non-genealogical audiences.) Right Annie, Wrong Annie An Irish lass, Annie Moore, tripped down a gangplank and into the [more...]

Date: 2010-05-16 03:19:31


Do the DNA Results Support the Story?

The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family and Trace Your Roots With DNA. Megan confirmed my initial thoughts and suggested that I have one of mom’s cousins and another descendant of the suspected line tested to confirm the results, etc. Hopefully testing one or two of mom’s surviving first cousins won’t be an issue but I will have to wait until the next big sale before I can do that. Testing another descendant of the suspected line is a problem since I currently know of no other descendants outside my great grandmother Fannie's branch of the tree. You are probably wondering how mom [more...]

Date: 2010-08-19 05:02:00


At Home DNA Testing | option trading strategies

The evolution of the test in past years has turned DNA testing into a popular tool for determining ancestry. The test also helps in determining if two people are related or descend from the same ancestor. Although DNA has been around for many years now, the cost has dropped enough to be affordable to average individuals interested in tracing their roots. Home DNA test kits can now be ordered over the Internet or through the mail at a cost of less than $ 300 per test. The kit usually contains a swab or mouthwash that can help collect a sample of cells from the inside the mouth. The samples can [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 03:56:48


Booker Rising: Sierra Leone: The Ancestral Home Of Dr. King ...

Sign up to Booker Rising's RSS feed to receive updates in your feed reader or sign up with your email address below to receive the updates via email! Tests were done on their sons (which tests patrilineal genetic markers, or about 1% of a male's total genome). From Sierra Express Media (Sierra Leone): "Martin Luther King III, son of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Julius Garvey, who is the son of Marcus Garvey, are the latest African Americans to trace their DNA roots to the Mende people of Sierra Leone. Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington became the first [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 17:11:00


Out of Africa? Americans search for ancestry - CNN

At African Ancestry, scientists take a DNA sample with swabs from a client's cheek, sequence it, and then compare those results with those in their database, Paige explained.They can trace over 21,000 indigenous African tribal lineages representing around 30 African countries and 135 ethnic groups.The costs for DNA analysis varies widely -- from around $150 to thousands of dollars -- depending on the type of search and how deep someone digs.Because of the variables involved to conduct an ancestral search, researchers say some homework is required.Scientists warn that although a DNA search can [more...]

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23andMe Genome Wide Scans

A similar product, Family Finder from Family Tree DNA, could also be utilized. http://www.ftdna.com One family study has implicated a region on chromosome 16. I think it might be possible for people to compare their results and confirm, rule out, or maybe even narrow down the chromosomal region where the mutation occurred. This thread tells a little bit more about my notion. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th...0-06/1276195778 Please respond to me directly, DNACousins@aol.com, if you're interested. Ann Turner, M.D. co-author (with Megan Smolenyak) of "Trace Your Roots with DNA" [more...]

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Is DNA Testing in America Today Reliable?

DNA is acquaint with in practically all section of not solitary the being group except in entirely source of revenue things. The DNA is stored in the nucleus, which is regarded in the function of the understanding concentrate of the cell, in addition to proviso all DNA were threadbare commencing its spaghetti comparable makeup it would stand up near so far above the ground being a man. DNA is time and again referred headed for in the same way as the molecule of heredity, what this DNA is liable representing the genetic reproduction of a large amount inherited traits. This is why DNA testing [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 07:08:15


Legendary Leaders and Ancestry

AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNA-based ancestry tracing for African Americans, recently revealed the paternal roots of King and Garvey through their sons — Martin Luther King III and Dr. Julius Garvey respectively – during a special DNA Reveal Dinner hosted by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s African Policy Summit in Atlanta on Sept. 26. For the King Family, AfricanAncestry.com’s results complement the paper-trail research they’ve done on Dr. King’s paternal side, which traces to Ireland.  Martin Luther King III’s test also revealed his mother’s line, the late [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 14:35:47


That's Just Indian In My Family | Clutch Magazine: The Digital ...

You'd be surprised what you learn when you trace your family tree (aside from the negativity that comes within the family; i.e. jealousy, beef about different skin tones, eye colors, hair etc. .... Why not DNA map to find your African roots ? Either way, while I find the subject intriguing, and i applaud anyone who takes the time out to uncover their history, I am disturbed that the deeper implication seems to be that to be simply black ain't good enough. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 04:06:51


I did a DNA test to find out my roots

I did two just to see if the 2nd one would confirm the first, I did one with national geographic and the other with 23andme. The latter one was better because they have a database that allows you to find people who could be related to you, I am Arab so I found a lot of jews, arabs, and some europeans had shared my genes. I also have Asian and African in my ancestry but that is expected, it also produces feedback on your health [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 14:50:15


Genealogy Blog - AfricanAncestry.com Unlocks Ancestral Roots of Dr ...

AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNA-based ancestry tracing for African Americans, recently revealed the paternal roots of King and Garvey through their sons -- Martin Luther King III and Dr. Julius Garvey respectively – during a special DNA Reveal Dinner hosted by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s African Policy Summit in Atlanta on Sept. 26. Source & Full [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 20:14:00


Detecting Cervical Cancer is More Effective Through A DNA Test

According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it is now more reliable to detect cervical cancer through use of a DNA test than it is to use a Pap smear test.A DNA test can detect the human papillomavious, which is the root that causes cervical cancer, more effectively than the previously used Pap smear.Speaking on “Good Morning America”, medical contributor Dr. Marie Savard explained the difference between the two procedures, and the implications of them to our health. How does a Pap Smear differ to a DNA test? Why is the DNA test more effective than the Pap [more...]

Date: 2009-08-06 12:02:44


Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick on DNA and Forensic Genealogy

Please join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Duke Homestead Visitor’s Center for a talk by Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick. Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is the author of two of the best-selling books in genealogy. She has been featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), and has written cover articles for Internet Genealogy (June 2006), Family Tree Magazine (April 2006) and Family Chronicle (October 2005). Colleen writes a regular column for Ancestry magazine. Her book Forensic Genealogy has been widely recognized for its innovative forensic science approach to genealogical [more...]

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Can you do a paternity test with someones hair?

Can you do a paternity test with someones hair? My ex claims that while he had our daughter he did a paternity test on her with her hair from her brush,and he did it without my permision,can you do that? Answer by biznitchil I don’t know about the permission thing, but as long as he had the root @ the end of your hair, there is dna in that….if it comes back to be his–the whole permission thig is thrown right out the window Related PostsCan DNA paternity test samples be collected in different countries?Doing A Hair Test For PaternityDNAffirm Paternity Test Best PriceA Home Dna Kit For [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 02:27:52


Trace your roots at the DNA Shop - KTNV

RSS News Feed Post from KTNV Finding out about ancestors has become a favorite pastime for tens of thousands of Americans. Now, with the swab of the cheek you can go back 50,000 years. Full [more...]

Date: 2010-05-15 03:11:47


Foundation Offers Advice On Creating Child ID/DNA Kit - Local News ...

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- The Morgan Nick Foundation recommends families create an ID/DNA kit for every child in the home.A child ID kit allows parents to provide immediate information to police if the child is missing. The Morgan Nick Foundation says your child's ID Kit should include: -Your child's complete name and any nicknames -Physical information: age, height, weight, gender, hair color and length, eye color, etc. -Other identifiable information: location of scars, birthmarks, glasses, braces, bruises, broken bones, tattoos, etc. -Medical history including any medicine that may be needed [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 23:35:03


How can I do a hair DNA test?

If the root is not attached and/or the hair has been cut, then it will not be possible to use the sample for DNA tests such as paternity and relationship testing. The only testing that will be possible is for Mitochondrial DNA testing [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 21:09:02


DNA testing acquits an Innocent man from Rape conviction

Certain portions of DNA are unique to each individual. This genetic information cannot be purposely altered in any way. DNA profiling is a way of establishing identity and is used in a variety of ways, such as for determining twins to be identical or fraternal, and for many other family-relationship identifications. DNA samples can be obtained from blood, buccal swab, hair root, saliva, semen and much more. Because no two individuals (with the exception of identical twins) are composed of the exact same genetic profile, DNA testing is the absolute means to confirm any biological relationship [more...]

Date: 2010-09-10 18:16:00


DNA article and transcription

Today I shall carry on with the transcription of the Register plus I need to do the Research Interests for the Anglo Celtic Roots journal (the same journal that the Blake DNA article will appear in). I regularly do the Research [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 12:58:00


Feline Fur Flushes Out Felons

The hair cats leave in their owners' homes through their frequent grooming can help authorities to catch criminals. Here, Catster member Leo shows off his grooming technique. New research has revealed that cat fur can help to identify and convict criminals. Dr. Leslie Lyons, a cat genetics expert, pioneered the research. Lyons, who works at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was already compiling information on cat DNA, when she had an “A-ha!” moment. “I’m a big fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” she says. In two episodes of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 14:43:50


Neanderthals: Out of the Family Tree & Into Our Roots - Friendly Fire

It turns out that Europeans and Asians get 4% of our DNA from our Neanderthal forbearers. Somewhere in the Middle East (wouldn't you know!) we got together under the desert skies. Instead of trading in beads, we exchanged genetic information. Accusing someone of being a Neanderthal was an insult--at least it was last week. It implied a crude, primitive and brutish caveman. It certainly did not imply sophistication. Now everything has changed. Our cousins, the Neanderthals, turn out not to be as far removed as we once thought. In fact our newly recognized ancestors are about to get a makeover [more...]

Date: 2010-05-10 22:54:37


Test Your DNA as Part of National Geographic and IBM's Unique ...

Test Your DNA as Part of National Geographic and IBM's Unique Genographic Project When it comes to our roots, most of us think we know where our early ancestors came from – the continent if not the country. Most people have clear ideas on their nationality and they see it as a defining part of themselves and their identity. The Genographic Project, launched by National Geographic, IBM and scientist Dr Spencer Wells, seeks to challenge what we think we know about our very distant past - and our very notions of who we are. Studies of DNA have suggested that all humans today are descended from [more...]

Date: 2009-11-06 13:16:01


Human “races” do not exist | Humanism

The Genographic Project, which is underwritten by National Geographic, IBM and the Waitt Foundation, revolves around the dazzling countenance of Spencer Wells (pictured below). With his blond hair, blue eyes and Nebraska roots ... MY MIGRATION If you are not an indigenous person, you can buy a DNA kit. You “vigorously” scrape off cells from the inside of your cheek, insert the sample in a clear plastic vial and send it off to Washington, DC. For Europeans, the results are [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 16:06:13


Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Good Morning America featuring a ...

Lorine McGinnis Schulze I'm an incurable genealogist as well as avid collector of antiques. I have a collection of over 3,000 cdvs (Cartes de Visite) from the Civil War era and am running out of room for all my antique photo albums View my complete profile 12 Months of Finding Ancestors (3) 1837 Rebellion (1) 1861 Canada Census (4) 1881 Census (4) 1891 Canada Census (1) 1911 United Kingdom Census (2) 1930 American Census (2) 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs (1) A Huron Carol. Christmas Carols (1) A Y Jackson (1) Abandoned in Australia (4) Abstract Indexes to Deeds (1) African American [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:27:00


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


The Genetic Genealogist | Family Tree DNA Reaches 500000 DNA ...

HOUSTON, February 9, 2009 (For Immediate Release) – Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com), the world leader in genetic genealogy, announced today that it received its 500,000th DNA test order for genealogy and anthropology purposes. This number of historic significance includes Family Tree DNA’s own customers as well as the public participation samples in National Geographic and IBM‘s Genographic Project (www.nationalgeographic.com/genographic), which are also processed by Family Tree DNA. Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the [more...]

Date: 2009-02-13 00:51:59


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


Links of London almost entirely

Links of London sale Six years ago the term "genetic genealogy" was meaningless, says Bennett Greenspan, head of Family Tree DNA, a testing firm with 52,000 customers. "Now the interest is huge." As individuals track down their personal family narratives, population geneticists are seeking to tell the larger story of humankind. Our Links of London Black Friendship Bracelet recent common ancestorsa genetic "Adam" and "Eve"have been traced back to Africa, and other intriguing forebears are being discovered all over the map. One group of scientists recently found that 40 percent of the world’s [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:30


Blog: Behavior Ecology And Sociobiology » Plant Molecular Biology ...

Plant Cell Reports 2001 , 20:731-737. Publisher Full Text Olhoft P, Somers D: L-Cysteine increases Agrobacterium-mediated T-DNA delivery into soybean cotyledonary-node cells. Plant Cell Reports 2001 , 20:706-711. Publisher Full Text Trick HN, Finer JJ: Sonication-assisted Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of soybean embryogenic suspension culture tissue. Plant Cell Reports 1998 , 17:482-488. Publisher Full Text de Oliveira MLP, Febres VJ, Costa MGC, Moore GA, Otoni WC: High-efficiency Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of citrus via sonication and [more...]

Date: 2003-08-01 07:00:00


D-Bags of Match.com Revisited « Borderline Amazing

While cleaning out all of my old email folders this morning I decided it was time to erase my collection of scary Match.com messages that kept my friends and I entertained for a month. But I realized I would be doing everyone a huge disservice if I didn’t take a minute to review a few of my favorite D-bags. Here’s what: it’s hard knocks for a single on the street out there. I’m not into shaming the nice guys who may have posted an unfortunate picture or two. It took an extremely d-baggy e-mail message to make my list…and because of this, I feel totally fine including their [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 17:03:47


Invisible History Blog » Blog Archive » America's DNA Profile Has ...

When we are asked why the U.S. is still in Afghanistan after a decade, we explain that America’s DNA profile has been all over that country since 1973. While no one was looking, the CIA’s secret mission became entangled with Pakistan’s support for Afghanistan’s small core of foreign-trained right wing Islamic extremists. Thanks to President Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, this entanglement blossomed into a marriage following the 1978 Marxist coup and a full-blown commitment to holy war and the Islamization of Pakistan – long before the Soviet invasion [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 14:09:18


Wisecracker Luggage Debuts Ultimate, Carry-On Pet Valet

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Date: 2010-10-12 23:17:50


Irish Roots Cafe » Irish Genealogy R1b M222 DNA, Neanderthal, Moms DNA

Irish Roots Cafe Irish Family History, Genealogy, Song, and World Wide Heritage Home About The Irish Roots Cafe Irish Family History and Genealogy with curious news and notes from Ireland. From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com Notes on Todays Show Among Todays Topics at the Irish Roots Cafe: 1)   Genealogy and DNA 2)   DNA Tests 3)   Vikings and Normans 4)   Types of DNA, R1b, M222 5)   Preserving DNA 6)   American Indians 7)   Moms DNA 8)   Neanderthal DNA   and more….. Listen to all of our podcasts at www.Irishroots.com We have three types of [more...]

Date: 2010-07-19 16:55:45


Cryptomundo » Mande Burung Expedition Launch

What the expedition really hopes to do though is get tangiable physical evience of the creature, should it exist, which can then be analyzed by independant scientific experts, (e.g. to extract D.N.A.). I also hope to have a great adventure when we are there, and chill with the locals! Please click on the above cartoon for a larger image. Remember in June 2007 when artist Peter Loh, making contact from Singapore, sent in the above illustration to go with the breaking news (here, here, here) coming hot out of the rainforests of South Asia of a strange new creature, the Mande Burung (= Wild [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 03:59:03


AIPMT Biology Syllabus

DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and Translation; Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting. Theories and evidences of evolution, including modern Darwinism. Unit : 4 Structure and Function – Plants Morphology of a flowering plant; Tissues and tissue systems in plants; Anatomy and function of root, stem(including modifications), leaf, inflorescence, flower (including position and arrangement of different whorls, placentation), fruit and seed; Types of fruit; Secondary growth; Absorption and movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis and water [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 14:07:00


The Genetic Genealogist | Article Review: “Bio Science: Genetic ...

Based on her research in this area, Dr. Nelson writes about the complex interpretation of the results of genetic genealogy testing by African-Americans and black British.  Rather than completely altering their preconceived biographical narratives based on the results of testing, many people struggle to mesh genetic results with these narratives.  From the abstract: “While there is some acquiescence to genetic thinking about ancestry, and by implication, ‘race’, among African-American and black British consumers of genetic genealogy testing, test-takers also adjudicate [more...]

Date: 2008-10-09 11:54:09


Human DNA : Surprisingly Diverse

Human DNA : Surprisingly Diverse Agençe France-Presse 23 November 2006 Source: www.abc.net.au New investigations into the code for life suggest the assumption that humans are genetically almost identical is wide off the mark, and the implications could be resounding. Current thinking, inspired by the results five years ago from the Human Genome Project, is that the 6 billion humans alive today are 99.9% similar when it comes to genetic content and identity. But research published today in the journal Nature suggests we are genetically more diverse. The repercussions could be far-reaching [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 11:11:33



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