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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.

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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.

2009-05-14 07:36:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- IRBO, Inc., parent company of GenealogyFreelancers.com, announced today that their groundbreaking service that connects experts in the field of ancestry to those seeking their family history has begun the final stage to their successful pilot program initiated in May of 2008.

2009-04-29 14:09:23

A new study finds feelings of experienced racial discrimination among African American youths can have negative implications for their feelings about their own race.

2009-04-15 18:01:55

A genetic study suggests inbreeding led to the demise of Spain's powerful Hapsburg dynasty, Spanish scientists said. The Hapsburgs ruled a global empire from 1516 until the death of Spain's King Charles II in 1700.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.