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Category Archives: Genetics

Genesis and Genetics | We look at Genetics in Genesis

Posted: August 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

One lingering mystery concerning Noahs ark is: How many animals were on board? Since DNA has a very good reputation for solving mysteries in the courtroom, now its time to unleash its powers and reveal Noahs passenger list. As we look about the earth we see a multitude of animals reproducing after their kind, each retaining their distinction as a kind/specie Continue reading

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Heritability of IQ – Wikipedia

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Research on heritability of IQ infers, from the similarity of IQ in closely related persons, the proportion of variance of IQ among individuals in a study population that is associated with genetic variation within that population. This provides a maximum estimate of genetic versus environmental influence for phenotypic variation in IQ in that population. “Heritability”, in this sense, “refers to the genetic contribution to variance within a population and in a specific environment”.[1] In other words, heritability is a mathematical estimate that indicates how much of a traits variation can be attributed to genes Continue reading

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Magnetothermal Genetics: A Fourth Tool in the Brain-Hacking Toolbox – IEEE Spectrum

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A scientist wanting to hack into an animals brain used to have three different tools to choose from: electriccurrent, drugs, and light. Continue reading

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Genetics for everyone – The Boston Globe

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Illustration by cristina span/for the boston globe The Greeks asked their oracles to predict future fortunes and future losses. The Romans studied the entrails of sacrificed animals for similar reasons. In modern-day medicine, though, soothsayers come in the form of genetic tests Continue reading

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Study reveals white nationalists’ reactions when genetics test results challenge their identity – UCLA Newsroom

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A new study by UCLA researchers reveals the range of reactions from rejection to reinterpretation to acceptance after white nationalists learn that DNA ancestry test results indicate they may not be as white or European as they previously thought. Thestudy,When Genetics Challenges a Racists Identity: Genetic Ancestry Testing Among White Nationalists, is the work of UCLA researchersAaron Panofskyand Joan Donovan, who presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association held Aug. 14, 2017, in Montreal, Canada. Continue reading

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Drilling Down Into Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN) – StockNewsJournal

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Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Research Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $29.52, up from yesterdays close by 0.92%. Continue reading

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YHS Teacher Attends Genetics Workshop – Yankton Daily Press

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Sanford Health and Harvard Medical School have collaborated to bring information and education about personal genetics and research to classrooms and communities in Massachusetts and South Dakota. One such program the two facilities have created is the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd), which offers workshops that bring awareness and create community understanding about development in genetics and how they affect health. Continue reading

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To Protect Genetic Privacy, Encrypt Your DNA – WIRED

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In 2007, DNA pioneer James Watson became the first person to have his entire genome sequencedmaking all of his 6 billion base pairs publicly available for research. Well, almost all of them. Continue reading

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How white supremacists respond when their DNA says they’re not … – PBS NewsHour

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A white supremacist wears a shirt with the slogan European Brotherhood at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters Whether youre a white supremacist, a white nationalist or a member of the alt-right, much of your ideology centers around a simple principle: being white. Continue reading

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Increased Confidence Earns Myriad Genetics An Upgrade – Benzinga

Posted: August 19, 2017 at 3:40 am

Deutsche Bank upgraded Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), as it believes the risk/reward is now balanced following the company below-consensus sales and earnings per share guidance for 2018. The firm upgraded the rating from Sell to Hold, with the price target at $28. Continue reading

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