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Epigenetics 101: A Beginner's Guide to Explaining Everything
Science & Tech  (tags: genes, DNA, biology )

Freya
- 237 days ago - theguardian.com
The word 'epigenetics' is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?
Article - Meditation Directly Alters Gene Molecules To Reduce Stress - Via The Mind Unleashed
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Genes, Mindfulness Meditation, Spiritual Science, Interesting News )

Victoria
- 329 days ago - themindunleashed.org
A new Dec 2013 study by researchers in the US, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation. The meditators were calmer and had reduced stress on a molecular level.
Neanderthals' Incest, Interspecies Sex Revealed By Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, research, society, discovery, genes, humans, Neanderthals, evolution, science, study )

Michael
- 359 days ago - cbc.ca
Neanderthals liked to keep it in the family with DNA sequencing of an ancient toe revealing long-term inbreeding amongst a Siberian-based population.
Can Fear Be Inherited?
Science & Tech  (tags: study, science, interesting, humans, fear, inherited, genes )

Giana
- 396 days ago - phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
There's no question that trauma gets handed down from one generation to the next.
A Bad Week for Big Biotech
Science & Tech  (tags: genes, patenting genes, big bio, BRCA1 and BRCA2, Myriad Genetics, ge seafood, ge wheat )

Nancy
- 553 days ago - foe.org
Today many women's rights groups, cancer patients, scientists, and concerned citizens celebrated an enormous victory in the Supreme Court: human genes can no longer be patented by big business!
Neanderthal Genome May Hold Clues to Human Survival
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, paleontology, research, science, investigation, discovery, Neanderthal, genes, genome )

Michael
- 719 days ago - cbc.ca
It's the time of year when people take stock of the past 12 months, and make resolutions for the New Year. That's kind of what Svante Paabo is doing -- but the Swedish archeological geneticist is looking over a time span of 30,000 years.
Four Genes That Will Make You Self Destruct
Science & Tech  (tags: genes, science )

Favo
- 1302 days ago - rehabinfo.net
A person's genetic makeup may be a key factor in determining whether a person will succumb to alcohol abuse, substance abuse or take excessive risks.
Best Friends Forever: It's All in Our Genes, Say Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA, Genes, Friendship, Science, Research )

Nancy
- 1432 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Friendship is in our genes, scientists believe, with members of a group of pals sharing the some of same DNA.
Age Doesn't Matter: New Genes Are as Essential as Ancient Ones
Science & Tech  (tags: Genes, species, evolutionary history, life, age )

Nancy
- 1464 days ago - sciencedaily.com
New genes that have evolved in species as little as one million years ago -- a virtual blink in evolutionary history -- can be just as essential for life as ancient genes, startling new research has discovered.
Thirst for Excitement Is Hidden in Your Genes
Science & Tech  (tags: genes, brain, science, psychology, sensation )

Sophie
- 1535 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Sensation seeking -- the urge to do exciting things -- has been linked to dopamine, a chemical that carries messages in your brain. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Key Milestone Towards the Development of a New Clinically Useful Antibiotic
Science & Tech  (tags: Antibiotic, Clinically Useful, genes, multi resistant pathogens, health, resistance )

Nancy
- 1606 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Scientists have identified the genes necessary for making a highly potent and clinically unexploited antibiotic in the fight against multi-resistant pathogens.
Bizarre Sea Slug Is Half Plant, Half Animal
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Scientists, Sea, Slug, Genes )

Merissa
- 1625 days ago - mnn.com
Scientists discover chlorophyll-producing sea slug that can carry out photosynthesis using genes swiped from plants. By Stephanie Rogers
Neanderthal Genes 'Survive in Us'
Science & Tech  (tags: Neanderthal ancestry, genes, science, human being )

Sophie
- 1687 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The finding has surprised many experts, as previous genetic evidence suggested the Neanderthals made little or no contribution to our inheritance.
Autism May Be Reversible Thanks to Newly Identified DNA "Tag"
Science & Tech  (tags: Autism, autism research, metilation, DNA chemical tagging, genes, proteins, samples )

Marta
- 1712 days ago - scienceagogo.com
Scientists have identified a way to detect autism with a blood sample and have discovered that drugs which affect the methylation state (so-called "DNA tagging") of genes could reverse autism's effects.
New Findings About How Cells Achieve Eternal Life
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Science, genes, genetic, DNA, cell inmortality, leukemia, telomerasa, research, studies )

Marta
- 1730 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Researchers at Umeå University can now show that cells that grow forever get this capacity through gradual changes in the expression of genes that govern the repair of DNA damage and regulate growth and cell death.
 

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