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Stress Reaction May Be In Your Dad’s DNA, Study Finds

A study published in Nature Communications journal found that mice who were purposefully stressed before reproducing had offspring that were more resilient.

November 19, 2014

‘Physician-Scientists’ Transform Health Care For Amish, Mennonite

A clinic run from a cornfield in Pennsylvania is making a big difference in identifying rare diseases.

October 14, 2014

Forensic Sleuths Sketch Richard III’s Brutal End

In a study released on Wednesday, scientists find that Shakespeare may not have been far off in his dramatic representation of King Richard III’s death.

September 17, 2014

Almost All Humans Have Genetic Defects Hidden In Cellular Furnaces, Study Shows

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases — from diabetes to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia […]

July 8, 2014

Study: Married Couples Have More DNA In Common Than Random Pairs Of People

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times A study of white married couples in the U.S. — the majority of who were born in the 1930s — concluded that spouses are more genetically similar to each other than they are to random individuals. In a paper published Monday in the journal PNAS, a team of social and […]

May 20, 2014

CIA Started Fake Vaccine Program To Find Bin Laden

After finding the Pakistani suburb where they thought Bin Laden was hiding, the CIA wanted to be sure it was him before sending in the Navy SEALs. So they recruited a local doctor to start a fake vaccination program in an attempt to obtain the DNA of Bin Laden’s family members and thereby confirm Osama’s […]

July 11, 2011