Post Tagged with: "genetics"

One Human, Multiple Genomes

One Human, Multiple Genomes

A series of recent studies promises to pile additional layers of complexity onto the already heavily ramified field of genomics. In the NY Times, Carl Zimmer introduces us to evidence that will change how we think about the human genome.

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REVIEW: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

REVIEW: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

For more than a decade, Rebecca Skloot layered herself into the Lacks’ story. This is the culmination of her efforts to inject a human component into the longstanding scientific mystique surrounding HeLa.

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Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Meet Your Evolutionary Family

Life on earth is symbiotic. We are deeply interconnected with and inseparable from the rest of the biosphere. New mathematical analysis upholds the well-supported model of universal common ancestry.

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There Is No Single “Humanness” Gene

There Is No Single “Humanness” Gene

Over at his blog, Jerry Coyne silences the recent hype over yet another “humanness” gene, an idea recurringly propagated by the hinterlands of irresponsible journalism whenever a gene unique to humans is identified by the sequencing community.

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The Paradox of Tetrachromacy

The Paradox of Tetrachromacy

Four-coned women are not usually aware of their ability to perceive superior color resolution. Not only is it difficult to self-identify as tetrachromatic, it is just as challenging to craft experiments to study it.

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How Reese Witherspoon Has Blue Eyes

How Reese Witherspoon Has Blue Eyes

Geneticists now believe blue eyes are a relatively recent physical trait.

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