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2010-05-20 14:27:20

A University of California Berkeley statement released on Wednesday said that students will be offered the chance to take voluntary DNA tests as part of a study to unlock the mysteries of three genes. Freshman in the College of Letters and Science will receive a welcome package that will include a cotton-swab and two bar code labels when terms start later this year. Students that plan to take part in the analysis will be asked to return the swabs anonymously, attaching one bar code to the...

2008-06-04 13:10:00

As the cost of sequencing a single human genome drops rapidly, with one company predicting a price of $100 per person in five years, soon the only reason not to look at your "personal genome" will be fear of what bad news lies in your genes.University of California, Berkeley scientists, however, have found a welcome reason to delve into your genetic heritage: to find the slight genetic flaws that can be fixed with remedies as simple as vitamin or mineral supplements."I'm looking for the good...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).