Quantcast

Latest Kinship and descent Stories

2010-04-05 12:16:01

Whether it is about who gets to ride shotgun or who wore a shirt without asking, siblings fight.

2010-03-08 10:59:00

Genealogy-based television show features records from the National Archives WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m., the National Archives will host Megan Smolenyak, author of Who do You Think You Are?, a comprehensive guide for conducting genealogical research and the official tie-in to the NBC show of the same name that traces the genealogy of a famous person.

2010-02-21 10:58:19

Cultural views of evolution can have important ethical implications, says a Duke University expert on theological and biomedical ethics.

2009-12-07 19:20:45

Middle-aged parents are more involved in their grown children's lives than ever.

2009-11-20 12:31:59

People preferentially marry those with similar ancestry, but their decisions are not necessarily based on hair, eye or skin color.

2009-09-15 10:44:12

Two recent studies by Dartmouth researchers use individual genetic data to reveal the powers and limits of our current understanding of how the genome influences human health and what genes can reveal about the ancestry of the people of New Hampshire.

2009-09-09 09:27:38

When it comes to health disparities between different groups, how society sees people in terms of race might play a greater role than genetics, according to a new University of Florida study.

2009-07-06 15:06:03

As the popularity of take-home DNA kits to trace ancestry or calculate the risk for serious medical conditions grows, there is an increasingly critical need for federal oversight of "direct-to consumer" genetic testing, as well as of the use of DNA samples for research, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and several other academic institutions.

20e1cac682d2f6ee14d8dbb9c5ab6c7a1
2009-07-06 14:07:43

A study published Monday showed that by the age of 5, most triplets are on par with their peers in mental and emotional development, but those born at the lowest weights may still lag behind.

2009-06-30 09:09:22

Avoidance of inbreeding is evident amongst humans, and has been demonstrated in some shorebirds, mice and sand lizards. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology now report that it also occurs in a strictly monogamous species of bird, suggesting that the black-legged kittiwake possesses the ability to choose partners with a very different genetic profile.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.