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Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …

Genetics

The startling failure to cure sickle cell disease

Dr. David Williams very much hopes the White House's $755 million "cancer moonshot" finds cures, that Sean Parker's $250 million "Dream Team" brings …

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Why do we have five fingers? A gene called sonic hedgehog

Scientist Megan Davey at TEDxPortobello<p>“I can look into your hand and see something of your embryonic past,” says Megan Davey at TEDxPortobello. …

Hedgehogs

Three Big Mysteries of Human Evolution We Still Don’t Understand

We know when and how humans evolved, for the most part, but these questions remain.<p>Although a lot is known about the history of human beings and our ape-like origins, many evolutionary questions remain a mystery.<p>We still aren't really sure why we walk on two legs, why we don't have fur, and where …

Scientists Grow Fully Functioning Sperm In Lab Using Stem Cells

It is thought that around 15 percent of couples are infertile, and that many of these suffer from gametogenesis failure, meaning an inability to …

Biology

Scientists Have Created Functional Sperm From Stem Cells

Scientists from China have made history by taking a cell that’s not a sperm cell and then used it to create a live animal. A similar technique could …

What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic

A new paper explains why it can be dangerous to think otherwise.<p>If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will be forever discontinued.<p>The concept of race in such research is "problematic at best …

Neanderthals and humans interbred '100,000 years ago'

<b>Neanderthals and modern humans were interbreeding much earlier than was previously thought, scientists say.</b><p>Traces of human DNA found in a Neanderthal genome suggest that we started mixing with our now-extinct relatives 100,000 years ago.<p>Previously it had been thought that the two species first …

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‘Genetic testing is a responsibility if you’re having children’

Anne Wojcicki, CEO of California-based personal genetic testing company 23andMe, which enables people to check their DNA, on why she co-founded the project<p>23andMe <b>offers a saliva test to create a DNA profile covering health, traits and ancestry. Have you taken the test yourself?</b><p>My family and I were …

Molecular Biology

Ancient DNA Traces Irish Roots To Mass Migrations

Geneticists and archaeologists have teamed up to trace the heritage of the Irish all the way to the Middle East and Eastern Europe.<p>Plenty of people will tell you they have Irish roots, but researchers from Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast set out to map just where the Irish …

Acorn worm genome reveals gill origins of human pharynx

The earliest creatures with gill slits tell biologists about the origin of structures that allow us to bite, chew, swallow and speak

The myth of race

One of the most harmful effects of evolutionary theory is the concept of race. Despite having zero scientific validity to it, the idea that human …

Man Is His Own Child’s Uncle, Says DNA Testing

A baby boy born in Washington last year is his own cousin, geneticists found. The child’s father is a genetic chimera—a person who carries two sets …

‘Gene drive’ can quickly change entire species

The science fiction of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” is quickly becoming reality.<p>One of biologist Ethan Bier’s graduate students at the …

Gene mix making humans taller, smarter

London - As the world becomes a big cultural melting pot we are getting taller and smarter, suggests new research.<p>The international study found that …

Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never straight'

A study has found that most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women<p>Most women are either bisexual or gay but "never straight", a study suggests.<p>"This shows us that how women appear in public does not mean that we know anything about their …

Researchers grow brain parts to study development, disease

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Sergiu Pasca, a neuroscientist, used to envy cancer specialists. They could get their hands on tumors for research, while Pasca could not directly study key portions of a living brain.<p>But these days, Pasca does the next best thing: He grows his own.<p>In his lab at Stanford …

Battleborn is more than a Borderlands MOBA

Geoff is having a bad day. The giant arachnoid’s disconcertingly upbeat boss won’t stop berating him over the shared comms system, and worse still, a squad of five vastly different heroes has infiltrated his snowy mountain fortress and are currently beating the crap of out him with everything from …

DNA: Our ancient ancestors had lots more

Ancestral humans and their extinct relatives had much more DNA than do people today, a new study finds. It mapped genetic differences over time among …

Meet Your Mama: First Ancestor of All Placental Mammals Revealed

A tiny, furry-tailed creature is the most complete picture yet as to what the ancestor of mice, elephants, lions, tigers, bears, whales, bats and …

Atlas of human genetic history reveals likely genetic impacts of historical events

2/13/2014 06:00:00 PM<p>When individuals from different groups interbreed, their offspring's DNA becomes a mixture of the DNA from each admixing group. …

Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

<b>People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.</b><p>The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.<p>Scientists are …

How Structure Arose in the Primordial Soup

Life’s first epoch saw incredible advances — cells, metabolism and DNA, to name a few. Researchers are resurrecting ancient proteins to illuminate …

10 super-genes that scientists could someday program into your body

Warner Bros.<p>One of the leading genetics researchers in the world, George Church, thinks we're not far from being able to use a new gene editing …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

LA Diary<p>At 71, the legendary screenwriter and director behind <i>Taxi Driver</i>, <i>Raging Bull</i>, and <i>American Gigolo</i> has a searingly good new film.<p>By Zach …

Octopuses Are Aliens Say Scientists After Examining The Mollusc's DNA

A new study has revealed that octopuses are basically aliens. Research on their individual DNA make-up discovered that they are unlike any other …

Biology

How a female X chromosome is inactivated

In female mammals, one of the two X chromosomes is inactivated. Thanks to research using special stem cells, geneticists have been able to provide …