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2015-04-19 11:43:26

Happy anniversary Mendelian Genetics! In Spring of 1865, Gregor Mendel’s Experiments in Plant Hybridization was presented at the Natural History Society of Brno, explaining the laws of genetic inheritance even before the world became involved in molecular studies.

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2015-04-07 10:54:25

“Epigenetics” is a word that sounds like something an alien does to a human after abduction, so we decided to break it down into parts…Or rather, we’re probing its parts, aliens.

Environment, Lifestyle Factors Determines Changes In Pain Sensitivity
2014-02-05 09:12:41

The way you react to pain keeps changing throughout your lifetime, influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, a new study carried out by researchers at King’s College London suggests.

2013-08-28 10:44:41

The fact that taller people also tend to be slightly smarter is due in roughly equal parts to two phenomena—the same genes affect both traits and taller people are more likely than average to mate with smarter people and vice versa—according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

2011-08-31 14:32:40

Does Dad's stress affect his unborn children?

2011-04-06 07:51:20

A specific genetic defect in one Chinese family shows that high blood pressure was inherited from the mother.

2009-09-02 23:50:00

Early 20th century evolutionist may have discovered epigenetics.

2009-05-18 10:35:46

For years, genes have been considered the one and only way biological traits could be passed down through generations of organisms.

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2009-03-01 09:25:00

Mendel solved the logic of inheritance in his monastery garden with no more technology than Darwin had in his garden at Down House. So why couldn't Darwin have done it too?


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).