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Testing Your Maternal Family History Using the Most Popular Dna Test

DNA testing is one way to keep your genealogy research progressing forward on your maternal side. DNA testing gets more popular every year, yet many still don't understand some of the basics of how it works. The value of any DNA test is [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 12:16:32

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Tell Toledo » Blog Archive » Lourdes Lifelong Learning opens fall ...

“Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” The Lourdes College Lifelong Learning program kicks off its 2010-2011 season at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 17 in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center. Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, J.D. and Chief of the Criminal Division of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Dean Mandros, J.D. will present “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases.”?? “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” shares the history behind DNA including its initial discovery and the birth of DNA testing. The presentation will also address the ways that criminal prosecution [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 19:25:59


Consumer Reports Health Blog: Who owns your DNA?

The costs of direct-to-consumer gene tests have been falling, and for under $1000 and a cheek swab or saliva sample, you can learn about a specific trait or disease risk, or get a profile of your whole genome and what it might mean according to current science. But making these tests more readily available to consumers hit some roadblocks in the last few months, when Pathways Genomics delayed plans to market the tests in Walgreens after receiving a letter from the FDA, and the University of California at Berkeley also withdrew its plan to offer individual gene analysis of three traits to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 10:00:00


Come celebrate Y-DNA testing at GeneTree

We are so excited to have Y-DNA testing at GeneTree! To help you get excited, we are offering you $20 off a Y-DNA test of your choice. We are offering the Y-33 and Y-46 tests. $20 off Y-DNA Testing at GeneTree Become a part of the largest and most diverse databases of linked DNA and family history information in the world. Come explore your past with a Y-DNA test for $20 off!* *Prices begin at a market low $149 with an additional $20 off if you order by 12 pm MST on August 31. Additional discounts are available for those who have already had a mitochondrial DNA test through [more...]

Date: 2008-08-07 22:16:54


20 Celebrities who have, perhaps suprisingly, finished a marathon ...

Dexter Holland: The Offspring rocker ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2006 to support the Innocence Project, which helps facilitate post-conviction DNA testing. Anthony Edwards: The former ER doc has run two marathons: The Chicago Marathon in 2003 — he finished in just under four hours — and also the New York City Marathon in 2009 to help fund a pediatric clinic in Kenya. George W. Bush: Former President George W. Bush was one of the fittest presidents in American history, and resolved to train for a marathon just a month before the race. He finished the 1993 Houston Marathon in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:45:02


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: JGSLA 2010: DNA test ...

9.30-10.45am: "From DNA to genetic genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask," with Steve Morse. 2.05-3.15pm: Having trouble understanding your test results? Make sure to attend Judy Simon's "Jewish Geography and DNA: A Player's Guide." 8-9.15am Breakfast with the Experts: "Jews, genes and genetics & Unlocking the medical secrets in your family tree," Adele Schneider and Gary Frolich. Session continues, 9.15-10.30am. 10.45-noon: "Beyond the Y chromosome, tracing your genealogy with the 'other' DNA," Bennett Greenspan. 10.45-noon: "Jewish genetic diseases: Ashkenazi and [more...]

Date: 2010-07-02 03:24:00


Lopez Tonight – Snoop Dogg's DNA Test – [Snoop Dogg is WHITE]

Snoop Dogg George Lopez DNA Test African Asian European Native American. Related Posts. Testing Your Maternal Family History Using the Most Popular Dna Test; Should You Have A Paternity DNA Test? Canine DNA test [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 16:27:38


Paternity Test: How Does DNA Testing Work?

The benefits of paternity test: Of course, foremost benefit of the paternity test is identifying the father of a child. Apart from that, paternity or DNA test brings in more valuable benefits. DNA testing is the accurate method compared to other traditional methods to find biological father of a child Ethnic background and genealogical history can be identified When students need to obtain certain scholarships due to ethnic background, in absence of other valid proof, DNA test results are accepted as a proof of identification by Immigration authorities Legally accepted method throughout the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 06:48:42


At the Library: DNA testing in genealogy « OGS Blog

Are you considering DNA testing as part of your family history research? DNA tesing has been a popular topic in genealogist circles over the last few years. In this month’s issue of Families, Paul Caverly has written an article about his own experiences using DNA testing in his genealogy research. The article can be found on page 6 of the August 2010 issue. Caverly’s article mentions some of the resources he used to learn more about DNA testing and genealogy. Some of the books and magazines he mentioned are part of the provincial library collection. DNA and Family History: how genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 14:00:14


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


Anglo-Celtic Connections: Cousin Confusion

One references an article by Elizabeth Shown Mills which analyzes kinship and includes a glossary of terms where one finds: "Half Relationships: Those that stem from a half-sibling kinship. For every lateral or collateral relationship a "half" equivalent exists. For example: Half-aunt/uncle: The half-sibling of one's parent. Half-first cousin: The child of a half-aunt or half-uncle." Another references the Oxford English Dictionary: "Half-cousin is defined as "The child of one's father's or mother's cousin; a second cousin. Sometimes applied to the child of one's own cousin, or to the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 14:37:00


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: mtDNA of Yemeni and Ethiopian Jews

The way I see it, only a large-scale study of all global Jewish populations may uncover verified ancient Jewish lineages for both Y-chromosomes and mtDNA. The recent studies on Jews have uncovered several genetic sub-clusters of Jews, and only lineages that occur in 2 or more of these clusters, and preferably geographically separated ones have a strong claim of representing original Jewish lineages. There is a limit on what can be uncovered about the past from the study of living populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21360 Mitochondrial DNA reveals distinct [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 18:00:00


Panda Bear Stuffed Animals & Facts

They have been classed with the raccoon family but according to some reports, in the late 80s following DNA testing, pandas were thought to be closer relatives of bears. With the pandas teddy like appearance it's no wonder they are referred to as panda bears or in the world of plush, panda bear stuffed animals. The history of the panda is an interesting one, dating back some two million years according to the first discovered skull found in China. Based on the research, it is believed that pandas have evolved over a period of three million years, totally separate from the lineage of other [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:52:42


How Genetics DNA Testing Works?

Take this test laboratories in genetic ancestral DNA testing or home DNA testing is to test a specific service to determine your ancestors and history of your race. The prenatal genetic testing can also be used to determine paternity and also to discover many of diseases or health problems that children can achieve in their lives, and this test is performed before the child is born. These diseases may be related to DNA damage and DNA test is a factor in whether we can secure the child is sick to warn parents of what to do with their child. Genetic DNA testing are done with several purpose and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-21 18:45:10


History Channel indicates first Native Americans were European

Scientists have recently discovered that "prior" to Asians crossing the Bering Strait about 10,000 B.C. to 15,000 B.C. (bringing us today what DNA testing companies consider "Native American") about 20,000 B.C. to 25,000 B.C. there was a migration out of Southwestern Europe of peoples of European origin who made their way along the Ice Sheets in boats in the Atlantic Ocean who settled in the Eastern United States. The oldest spearpoints ever found in North American have SW European origins not Asian origins - therefore, once again - if your family was from the eastern U.S. or eastern Canada [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 17:46:00


Date: 2010-09-03 15:52:43


Genetic DNA Testing, The Use and BenefitsWhat Can I Get In Genetic ...

This method is also similar to genetic testing for ancestry, used to determine what percentage of each race group is present in your DNA. Doing this ancestral genetic test in DNA laboratories or home DNA testing is an efficient service to test your ancestry and distinguish your race history. Prenatal genetic testing may also be used to determine paternity and also to discover a number of diseases or health problems which the child may contact in his lifetime, and this test is done before a child is born. These diseases can be linked to an abnormality of DNA and DNA test is a reliable factor [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:04:53


23andMe Sends Wrong DNA Test Results To 96 Customers

Sending your spit sample to a startup may not seem like such a good idea, after all. On Friday, 23andMe, the company that allows consumers to get portions of their genome tested for a relatively modest fee, announced that “a number of new 23andMe customer samples were incorrectly processed” by the lab 23andMe contracts” to carry out its tests. This resulted in “up to 96″ customers receiving DNA results that were not their own — a major mistake that led to some very confused customers, and will doubtless help bolster the push to increase regulation for direct-to-consumer genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-06-08 03:24:52


History of India: The First Indians (What Our DNA Tells Us ...

For a fee the Genographic Project will send you a kit which you can use to send your DNA back to them for analysis (the DNA sample that I submitted was a tiny saliva sample). The results of my test completely took me by surprise. ..... The data that I provided in the article is based on my DNA test results. The tests were conducted by The Genographic Project. This project is led by National Geographic and by IBM. The information that I provided regarding specific Genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 04:21:27


Human Ancestry And Migration

The Genographic Project, launched in April 2005, is a five-year genetic anthropology study that aims to map historical human migration patterns by collecting and analyzing DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. Field researchers at 10 regional centers around the world collect DNA samples from indigenous populations. The company also sells self-testing kits: for US$100 anyone in the world can order a self-testing kit from which a mouth scraping (buccal swab) is obtained, analyzed and the DNA information placed on an Internet accessible database. The genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 01:49:04


Question - Assata Shakur Speaks - Hands Off Assata - Let's Get ...

The United States Constitution specifically mentions the relationship between the United States federal government and Native American tribes three times: Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 states that "Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States ... excluding Indians not taxed. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution states that “Congress shall have the power to regulate Commerce with foreign nations and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes”, determining that Indian tribes were separate from both the federal and state governments, and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 02:31:22


OJ Simpson Trial at 15: A Legacy of Bad DNA, Beard Strokes, Bruno …

Simpson also brought in Barry Scheck (pictured below) and Peter Neufeld, the two most-knowledgeable attorneys on the planet regarding DNA evidence, which became a critical component — and arguably the most important legal legacy — of the trial. There was certainly no shortage of circumstantial evidence connecting Simpson to the murders. He had a long history of abusing his ex-wife, a point the prosecution drilled home in their opening statement by playing a frantic 911 call made by Mrs. Simpson, five years before the murders, when an enraged O.J. was banging on her door. The case ignited [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 01:30:22


Genetic DNA Testing, The Use And Benefits

Due to recent advances in scientific knowledge and high technology, DNA genetic testing is now developed and commonly used by most people. DNA test is relatively used for paternity analysis of various genetic diseases during pregnancy and for forensic investigations. Paternity tests are used to determine who is the biological father of a child. Sometimes, when parents do not know about the paternity of a child, this can affect their relationships and peace of mind, governed by the father of DNA testing. It is important to know the paternity of the child’s legal aspects, such as birth [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 07:22:17


Genetic DNA Testing, The Use And Benefits

Due to recent advances in scientific knowledge and high technology, DNA genetic testing is now developed and commonly used by most people. DNA test is relatively used for paternity analysis of various genetic diseases during pregnancy and for forensic investigations. Paternity tests are used to determine who is the biological father of a child. Sometimes, when parents do not know about the paternity of a child, this can affect their relationships and peace of mind, governed by the father of DNA testing. It is important to know the paternity of the child’s legal aspects, such as birth [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:11:33


TNT Pet Health Consulting: *Quick Notes Part 9 DNA TESTS and know ...

Jackman Wylde Toronto, Canada Greetings! I have worked many years in the pet health industry...mostly at the retail level. I have set up a retail location and am very familiar with companies and products in the pet health industry. My passion was always to help pets get healthier and happier and thus relieve the stress on the owners and then create a greater relationship and lifestyle for them and their four-legged friends. I have helped hundreds of pet owners solve health and training issues that they have had. It was this enormous success that led to the launching of my consulting [more...]

Date: 2010-07-27 16:27:00


Aniplex Books R.O.D -The Complete- Blu-ray Box

Originally created as a series of light novels and manga volumes, R.O.D READ OR DIE was brought to animated life by the triumvirate of Creator/Screenwriter Hideyuki Kurata, Director Koji Masunari and Animation Character Designer Masashi Ishihama. The trio has since worked together on the anime series Kamichu! (with R.O.D Original Character Designer Taraku Uon) and the recent full-length animated movie Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW (with R.O.D. -THE TV- producer and ―Besame Mucho‖ collaborator Tomonori Ochikoshi), however, their seminal R.O.D creation remains their most beloved and best-known [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 10:07:00


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


Home Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's?

That fact is even more important now that Walgreens is close to selling a home genetic testing kit that the Washington Post reported on Tuesday can scan genes for a propensity for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments. The testing kit, marketed by Pathway Genomics, involves sending in a saliva sample to produce a DNA sample that is tested for genetic markers. The FDA acted quickly in criticizing the kit as lacking in safety, efficacy, and accuracy, and Walgreens announced yesterday that is postponing sales of the kit. In Alzheimer's disease, genetic testing is only [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 16:50:02


Father's Rights — DNA Paternity Testing.m4v

Dallas fathers rights attorney Mark Nacol provides information to fathers on DNA Paternity testing. African Ancestry launches the Ancestry Education Project at Walker Jones Education Center in celebration of Black History Month. 7th grade students talk about their perceptions of Africa and how DNA can be used to reveal their ancestry. In January, the students took the ancestry test and the results will be revealed on February 25th. To find out more, visit www.africanancestry.com.Source: DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-06-27 19:25:00


Date: 2010-08-26 17:21:43


Pre-Natal Scans And Check ups From London Ultrasound Centre ...

Further scans comprise the Fetal Welfare Scan and also the 20-Week Anomaly Scan, as well as Viability and Dating along with early Pregnancy scans to determine the delivery date Experts in CVS (Chorion Villus Sampling) can test for family genetic problems. The clinic are also specialists in screening for Ovarian Cancer and undertaking pre-natal genetic tests. The clinic in addition undertakes Cocoon 4D Baby Scans, amongst many others. The centre is renowned for its efficiently in performing parenthood testing, fundamentally to determine parentage of an unborn infant LUC is also a centre for [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 12:10:13


Y chromosome microdeletions, sperm DNA fragmentation and sperm ...

Y chromosome microdeletions, sperm DNA fragmentation and sperm oxidative stress as causes of recurrent spontaneous abortion of unknown etiology J. Bellver1,*, M. Meseguer1, L. Muriel2, S. García-Herrero1, M.A.M. Barreto1, A.L. Garda3, J. Remohí1, A. Pellicer1 and N. Garrido1 1Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), University of Valencia, Plaza de la Policía Local, 3, 46015 Valencia, Spain 2IVI Vigo, Plaza Francisco Fernández del Riego, 7, 36203 Vigo, Spain 3IVI Murcia, Navegante Macías del Poyo, 5, 30007 Murcia, Spain *Correspondence address. Tel: +34-963050900; Fax: [more...]

Date: 2010-05-25 06:43:12


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


DNAction » Pathway Launches an Extended Carrier Status Screening ...

Traditionally, pregnancy-related genetic testing has been limited to prospective parents whose family history or ethnicity suggests that they may be at an increased risk for a particular genetic disease. One example of this is genetic screening for Tay-Sachs disease mutations in people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin. The problem with this approach is that it relies on self-reported ethnicity and family history, which can be incomplete or misleading. Additionally, the ethnic distribution and prevalence of many genetic disease-causing mutations is not known. The Simple Solution Using only a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 19:09:22


Date: 2010-09-28 10:58:33


Dog DNA Testing Told Meredith Vieira What She Did Not Have ...

Before she had her dog, Jasper, DNA tested live on the “Today Show”, Meredith Vieira did not realize that Jasper was not what she thought he was. Meredith had purchased Jasper from a pet store believing he was an Aussie-Poo, or Australian Shepherd, Poodle mix. SURPRISE! After the test, Meredith discovered that Jasper is actually a Collie, Shetland Sheepdog, and Borzoi mix! The early morning television host is not alone; more than 85 percent of mutt or mixed breed owners don’t know or cannot be sure which breeds are in their dogs’ backgrounds. Pet guardians no longer have to wonder or [more...]

Date: 2008-05-07 00:32:09


Trace Your Family History through DNA Testing | SloppyNoodle.com

No longer are genealogist enthusiasts limited to church records, newspaper clippings, and government [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 08:40:00


DNA test could shed light on Lincoln's last days, doctor says - CNN

The doctor's request stirred a debate about ethics and history."This is to the Civil War what the Shroud of Turin is to Jesus' burial," said Andy Waskie, a historian and museum board member. "It's a sacred trust from the veterans themselves. They passed it on to us and trusted us to protect it."The fragment that Sotos asked to test measures about three-eighths of an inch by 5 inches. A group of Union veterans gave the museum the relic, which was obtained from Lincoln's deathbed by someone who was there when he [more...]

Date: 2009-05-06 00:05:00


Connect, extend, and research family connections with GeneTree ...

I admit that some of the pricing may be a bit steep, but in fairness to GeneTree some of the costs of researching your genealogy can be just as much, if not higher. At least with the DNA testing it won’t take you a great deal of time AND money. I look forward to being able to learn about my past and where my ancestors came from. When people ask me about my family history I have just assumed my family came over on the Mayflower. Reality may prove that to be far from the [more...]

Date: 2009-03-10 09:31:29


DNA Testing and the Future of Autism

Personally, I'm not entirely sure that developing a prenatal test is such a good idea, even assuming that they are able to predict autism in more than 10% of the autism population. Of course, I'm not sure the details involved in a prenatal test, but it seems to me that it would be more cost-efficient not to have a prenatal test and have a diagnostic test if a child is suspected of being autistic. I mean, think about it, with the potential fears of abortion aside, is it really feasible to prenatal test every child?   A bit more reasonable is to test in families with a family history of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-06 17:58:44


Your Dog's DNA Breed Results

Now easily order and collect a dog dna test to determine the breed of your dog. DNA Tests for Mixed Breed Dogs: Do Dog Owners Find Test Results. Happy Dog DNA is an online reseller of the BioPet Vet Lab DNA Breed Identification Test. Author: J.J. Yong Ever wonder what your dog’s heritage is? If you are still curious about your dog’s breed, dog DNA breed test can be done in simple steps – firstly, swab the animal’s mouth and send it to a lab and lastly it will discover what breeds comprise the animal’s history. For more information about dog DNA testing as a breed identification [more...]

Date: 2008-10-18 07:00:00


Don't Let Love Get Lost – Preserve it Using DNA

If they are alive, have them take a DNA test. If they are no longer with us, it’s usually possible to find a relative who can take the test instead. (We can help you with that if you need it.) When you are tracing the family of one ancestor, it is also a good idea to know the DNA of their spouse. Chances are you can learn more about grandpa through exploring grandma’s records and connections. Each DNA test you add to your genetic family tree gives you a better picture of your family. And it preserves your family’s DNA, genealogy, and legacy of love for generations to come. (images from [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 17:09:44


Medieval News: I am a Viking! DNA test reveals shock result for ...

▼  2010 (487) ►  October (26) Bangor University commemorates medieval historian ... 22nd International Congress on Byzantine Studies t... Saxonhouse offers visitors the chance to see 7th c... Work begins on Mary Rose Museum Earthwork 'could have been part of Unesco heritage... New visitor centre for the Battle of Bannockburn 'I'm glad I chose history' Sealing the Fate of the Newport Ship 13th century ‘travel lodge’ found by Time Team Display for medieval brooch found in fire Medievalist creates new typography to honour 1000t... Hidden medieval village discovered by students 6th [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 16:58:00


Nancy (nee: Millette) Doucet and her alleged DNA results:

Recently, I was informed via email that Nancy Doucet has stated on the White Pines Association (yet another Incorporation) that she's President of, that quote, "Friday, 23 October 2009 10:12 Nancy The White Pine Association is pleased to announce the National Geographic DNA Study is now being posted for those who had their test done on location in Koas area last March. The results are showing a strong identity for those of this area. My DNA and other tribal members clearly shows Native American blood lines. We are pleased this study has helped those people who have had oral family history [more...]

Date: 2009-10-26 23:11:00


Review: GeneTree family tree and networking site – Tech Products ...

The medium by which your DNA is collected is mouthwash. You swish the included moutwash in your mouth for a few minutes and spit it back into the container. Once sealed up you submit the kit back to GeneTree for testing. Once each individual test is completed you will receive an email which notifies you that you can now look your test results up online. In my case my Y-DNA test showed on my paternal line I was related genetically to President John Adams. My mitochondrial test showed that I shared a close genetic history with Marie Antoinette. The mitochondrial test results also include the [more...]

Date: 2009-05-26 21:12:23


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


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


Genetic Research: Prevention And Treatment Of Disease

The tool allows you to draw your family tree and create a chart of health history. Asking information about the illnesses that run in the family-starting from first to third generation-proves helpful. Documents that record medical transactions such as hospitalization, procedures and treatment are a good source of information. Indicate to the family tree the type of illness contracted by that family member. Because each individual has a unique genetic makeup, the reactions to certain medicines vary widely. Some patients may have more serious side effects from a certain medication, while others [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 04:53:33


Junk DNA and Complexity Science: A Sad mix

A quote from an extremely mediocre book, Complexity: A Guided Tour. Like most people coming out of the 'complexity sciences', the author has a mediocre grasp of molecular biology, both current developments, and the history of the field. It's frustrating that these network people keep hyping supposedly new revolutionary discoveries made the past 10 years of the genome era - discoveries, that in fact have been known for decades. For people clearly new to biology, molecular biology before the year 2000 was a big black hole of ignorance. There are several claims that make me angry in this book, [more...]

Date: 2010-05-21 19:56:10


What Tami Said: 70% African, 30% European: Who am I now?

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill.--Albert Einstein I have spent a lot of time over the past few days ruminating on racial identity. My thoughts were sparked by a confluence of events: Last week, PBS aired the final episode of Dr. Henry Louis Gates' "Faces of America"--the one where participants including comedian Stephen Colbert, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and poet Elizabeth Alexander learned the results of autosomal DNA tests designed to uncover their "racial" lineage. I received a link to a study being conducted by the University of British [more...]

Date: 2010-03-09 13:48:00



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