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"You're Just Like Your Uncle Jim..."
Science & Tech  (tags: genetics, inherited personality, personality, DNA, famly traits, individualitty )

RC
- 2262 days ago - nytimes.com
And you know, you might be, personality-wise, that is. Scientists are discovering that tendencies toward not just disease, but also individual characteristics of your personality, might be linked to your DNA.
Bald? Don't Blame Mom, Necessarily
Science & Tech  (tags: baldness, genetics, genetic research, bald men )

RC
- 2148 days ago - online.wsj.com
For decades the received wisdom on baldness has been that it is genetically linked to the mother. New scientific research by two independent research teams debunks this myth.
Attacks Paid for By Big Business Are 'Driving Science Into a Dark Era'
Science & Tech  (tags: American Association for the Advancement, AAAS, Nina Fodoroff, anti-science, climate change, big business, genetics, genetically modified organisms, GMO's, science policy, oil, Heartlsnd Institute, David Koch, Exxon, energy corporations )

Judy
- 925 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Researchers attending one of the world's major academic conferences 'are scared to death of the anti-science lobby'. This year there has been a palpable chill to proceedings.
From Blue Whales to Earthworms, a Common Mechanism Gives Shape to Living Beings
Science & Tech  (tags: developmental biology, genetics, HOX genes )

Myron
- 1050 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Why don't our arms grow from the middle of our bodies? Vertebrae, limbs, ribs, tailbone ... in only two days, all these elements take their place in the embryo, in the right spot and with the precision of a Swiss watch.
Scientists Engineer New Form of Mammal Reproduction to Create Mice That Have Two Fathers
Science & Tech  (tags: engineering, mammal reproduction, science, genetics )

Anna
- 1361 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Scientists have created mice with two fathers - raising the possibility of gay couples having children who are genetically their own.In experiments hailed as a 'new form of mammalian reproduction', American researchers used a complex series of steps......
Gene Variant Predicts Time of Death
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, genetics, health, death, humans, study )

Michael
- 618 days ago - cbc.ca
Scientists who study genetic mutations and the body's "circadian clock" say they have found a variant that determines the time of day a person is most likely to die.
Is the Black Death the Ancestor of All Modern Plagues?
Science & Tech  (tags: history, genetics, Black Death, study, pandemic, genome )

Maria
- 1055 days ago - history.com
The bacterial strain responsible for the Black Death, which killed up to half of Europe's population in the mid-14th century, is the ancestor of all modern plagues, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
Genetic Clues to Evolution of Jaws in Vertebrates Unearthed
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetics, Evolution, Jaws, Vertebrates, cartilage, science )

Anna
- 1434 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A half-billion years ago, vertebrates lacked the ability to chew their food. They did not have jaws. Instead, their heads consisted of a flexible, fused basket of cartilage.
Novel Genetic Patterns May Make Us Rethink Biology and Individuality
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Genetics, DNA )

Timothy
- 296 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Interesting read about new study on DNA!
The Stigma Gene âEUR" Bad Science
Science & Tech  (tags: genetics, research, science, scientists )

Michelle
- 1424 days ago - badscience.net
What does it mean to say that a psychological or behavioural condition has a biological cause? Over the past week more battles have been raging over ADHD, after a paper published by a group of Cardiff researchers found evidence that there is a genetic ass
Bird Study Reveals 10 Things You Didn't Know
Science & Tech  (tags: birds, evolution, evolutionary tree, genetic analysis, genetics, avian )

Francois
- 2258 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Scientists have just discovered a flock of unexpected new avian facts, based on an analysis of genetic data that yielded an evolutionary tree full of surprises.
Fossil Feathers Reveal Their Hues
Science & Tech  (tags: Paleontology, ornithology, avian species, extinct species, feathers, feather colour, genetics, feather structure, flight, birds )

Rooibos
- 2245 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The complex coloured plumage of extinct birds which once soared over the heads of dinosaurs could soon be revealed
   

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