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‘Natural genius’ myth deters women from science

Women are less likely to choose a career in STEM because they believe that ‘raw brilliance’ is required for the profession rather than hard work, a new study has found<p>The University of Illinois suggests that a mythological idea of 'natural genius' is attached to scientific subjects, which puts …

Wandering Mitochondrial DNA Hint at New Ways to Fight Disease

Time to rewrite the textbooks. Scientists have watched mitochondrial DNA transfer from healthy cells into tumour cells - something that everyone …

Genetics

It’s Not Just For Your Brain: Meditating Can Actually Change Your DNA

The benefits of mindfulness meditation just keep piling up.<p>Meditation is good for you. We don’t need to tell you that. The chorus of voices extolling the virtues of mindfulness is never-ending: It decreases stress. It helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your …

Mindfulness

23andMe, Genentech to analyze 3,000 Parkinson's genomes | Reuters

(Reuters) - Privately held 23andMe Inc and Genentech said on Tuesday they will work together to generate whole genome sequencing data for about 3,000 people with Parkinson’s disease, in order to identify new therapeutic targets for treating the degenerative neurological condition.<p>23andMe, …

'Junk' virus genes in our DNA may have helped our brain cells evolve

Have viruses made us SMARTER? 'Junk' virus genes in our DNA may have helped our brain cells evolve<p><b>Endogenous retroviruses have three common genes -</b> …