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

RC
- 3088 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
- 2973 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
- 1750 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
- 1876 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
- 2187 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
- 1443 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.
Where Our Eyes Get Their Color
Science & Tech  (tags: science, humans, research, eyes, eye color, genetics, scientists, health, interesting )

Carrie
- 160 days ago - qz.com
Every time I hear about getting lost in someone's eyes, I roll my own. They're just a body part, after all. And yet the way we get our eye color is actually pretty interesting.
Is the Black Death the Ancestor of All Modern Plagues?
Science & Tech  (tags: history, genetics, Black Death, study, pandemic, genome )

Maria
- 1880 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
- 2260 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
- 1122 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Interesting read about new study on DNA!
Could These Piglets Become Britain's First Commercially Viable GM Animals?
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetics, Farming, Rural affairs, Biology )

Judy
- 530 days ago - theguardian.com
Pigs 'edited' with a warthog gene to resist African swine fever could help spawn GM animal farms in the UK. These pigs have flourescent snouts.
   

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