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  • DNA Testing Companies Admit Adding Fake African Ancestry To White Profiles To “Screw With Racists”

    12/10/2017 8:36:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 166 replies
    Squwaker ^ | 12/06/17 | Alisha Sherron
    Who were your ancestors? What is your ethnic background composed of? Sites like Ancestry.com and 23andme have always been some go to sources in answering all of your toughest questions. But how accurate are they? In a recent interview with Cracked, one of the major ancestry testing companies, (which specific company is unknown) spilled the beans on what really happens when you purchase an ancestry kit. While I can’t say I’m surprised, you may be shocked to learn that these ancestry sites aren’t always as accurate as they claim to be. Beyond this, they’ve also admitted to tampering with the...
  • 5,000 year old DNA reveals the surprising origins of the Irish

    11/23/2017 6:14:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 31, 2017 | Sandie Angulo Chen
    With a vial of saliva and a little cutting-edge science, AncestryDNA can tell you if you’ve got any Irish heritage in your genes. And with a lot of cutting-edge science, researchers in December 2015 published a study telling the world where that Irish heritage first originated. By studying the 5,000-year-old remains of a female farmer buried near Belfast, Ireland, and the remains of three men buried 3,000 and 4,000 years ago on Rathlin Island in County Antrim, archaeologists and geneticists now say they now know where the modern Irish people originally came from. The remains of the Stone Age female...
  • Science edges closer to Bible account of Adam and Eve

    11/21/2017 10:37:04 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 11/20/2017 | na
    'Since the Torah is the basic fabric of reality it cannot be hidden forever'! Scientists are coming closer and closer to the Bible, as more evidence arises of its accuracy, according to a report in Breaking Israel News. Science now supports the biblical account of the first man and woman in that it recognizes “Mitrochondrial Eve” and “Y-Chromosomal Adams,” the report said. BIN reports end times expert Rabbi Pinchas Winston describes the developing scientific view as “signal of redemption.” “During the exile there was great Hester Panim – a hiding of God’s face,” he told BIN. “As a result the...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests

    09/29/2017 8:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 28, 2017 | Uppsala University
    A genomic analysis of ancient human remains from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an important role to play in writing the history of humankind. A research team from Uppsala University, Sweden, the Universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, South Africa, presents their results in the September 28th early online issue of Science. The team sequenced the genomes of seven individuals who lived in southern Africa 2300-300 years ago. The three oldest individuals dating to 2300-1800 years ago were genetically related to the descendants of the southern Khoe-San groups, and the four younger individuals who lived 500-300 years ago were...
  • All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

    09/22/2017 1:55:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 198 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 21, 2017, 3:50 PM | Zach Williams and Jessica Orwig
    New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world. The exact cause remains to be determined but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded history began. The following is a transcript of the video. All blue-eyed people have one ancestor in common, born around 6,000-10,000 years ago. Blue eyes are caused by a gene mutation. For years, researchers had searched for it on the OCA2 gene. The OCA2 gene determines how much brown...
  • Taste for Vegemite Dictated by DNA

    09/09/2017 7:22:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Sky News ^ | Saturday, 9 September 2017
    A study has revealed people's like or dislike for Vegemite is in their DNA. Whether people love or hate the yeast-based spread is reportedly down to their parents, according to a new study by DNAFit - one of the UK's top genetic research centres - who have discovered your genes determine whether or not you enjoy the opinion-dividing snack. DNAFit asked 260 adults to taste a 2g serving of Marmite, the British equivalent of Vegemite, before filling out a questionnaire noting their reaction to it, and after analysing the DNA of each participant, researchers discovered the make up of 15...
  • DNA Testing and Privacy (Behind the scenes at the 23andMe Lab) - Smarter Every Day 176 (VIDEO)

    09/07/2017 10:21:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-7-2017 | SmarterEveryDay
    A special thanks to Dr. Neil Lamb at the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology. A major mission of Hudson Alpha is to educate the public and promote genomics literacy. I talked to many scientists about Genotyping but Dr. Lamb's ability to break down the complexity of the human genome is what finally brought it home for me. ----- I was concerned about what actually happens with my genetic information when submitted to 23andMe, so when they approached me and asked me if I wanted to make a video I decided to investigate it top to bottom. Visiting the Lab and...
  • From Atheism To Christ: NIH Director Shares Journey Of Faith

    09/07/2017 8:39:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    The director of the National Institutes of Health revealed Wednesday that confronting death sparked his journey from atheism to Christianity. Dr. Francis Collins, NIH director and leader of the Human Genome Project, recounted to Bloomberg’s David Rubenstein how facing the reality of death and the questions it posed during his third year at medical school led him to become a Christian. The conversation, published Wednesday, revealed that Collins initially settled on agnosticism and then shifted toward atheism before ultimately placing his faith in Jesus Christ. Collins said that his spiritual journey began in college where he first confronted differing ideas...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Tarot reader is NOT Salvador Dali's daughter, DNA test proves [tr]

    09/06/2017 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation says a paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the surrealist artist's daughter. The foundation said on Wednesday that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test informed it that Maria Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader, has no biological relationship with Dali. Abel has long alleged her mother had an affair with Dali while working as a domestic helper in Figueres and claimed she had the right to part of his vast estate. The foundation said the court supervising the tests had informed its lawyers that Abel was not Dali's...
  • Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing [tr]

    08/16/2017 4:54:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Julian Quinones and Arijeta Lajka
    With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland. Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women -- close to 100 percent -- who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.
  • Scientists create the first mutant ants

    08/10/2017 12:00:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2017 | Ben Guarino
    Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have altered the genetics of organisms as varied as mice and rice. Mutant fruit flies are a laboratory staple. But ants' complex life cycle hampered efforts to grow genetically engineered ants — until now.
  • DNA clue to origins of early Greek civilization

    08/03/2017 9:21:11 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/3/17 | BBC
    DNA is shedding light on the people who built Greece's earliest civilizations. Researchers analysed genetic data from skeletons dating to the Bronze Age, a period marked by the emergence of writing, complex urban planning and magnificent art and architecture. These ancient Aegean people were mostly descended from farmers who had settled the region thousands of years earlier. But they showed signs of genetic - and possibly cultural - contact with people to the north and to the east. Dr Iosif Lazaridis, from Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, and colleagues focussed on burials from the Minoan civilization, which flourished on the...
  • UPDATE: Not Being Stupid Is ‘Cognitive Privilege’ Now, Which Is Just Like White Privilege

    07/31/2017 3:04:41 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/29/2017
    The University of Iowa’s student newspaper has announced the discovery of a special privilege which intelligent people acquire as an accident of birth. This new privilege — called “cognitive privilege” — functions in essentially the same way as white privilege. The Daily Iowan revealed the discovery of this new privilege earlier this week. Garden-variety white privilege “is an important topic that deserves a public discussion,” the op-ed on “cognitive privilege” explains, but it is also “prudent to at least mention the wider concept contained therein: that of privilege itself.” Privilege in general is “the receipt of certain benefits wholly through...
  • First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. (The most dangerous machine on Earth)

    07/27/2017 4:25:30 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    MIT Tech Review ^ | 7-26-2017 | Steve Connor
    The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, Technology Review has learned. The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results. Until now, American scientists have watched with a combination of awe, envy, and some alarm as scientists elsewhere were first to explore the controversial practice. To date, three previous reports of editing human embryos...
  • K-12: Why Millenials Are Going Bald

    07/24/2017 5:01:27 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Early in 2017, ABC breathlessly reported, “Hair loss and balding are something we associate with aging, not a younger population, yet more and more millennials say they're experiencing hair loss.” Theories include diet and health problems. But Moneyish.com didn't hesitate to conclude: “Millennials are going bald from too much stress.” We live in a rich, safe, successful country. Why is there so much stress? Why do so many young people feel they are under siege and about to be overrun? Perhaps we should look at what public schools, in tandem with higher education and the media, tend to emphasize. Namely,...
  • Houston man must pay child support for kid that's not his

    07/22/2017 12:41:29 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 231 replies
    Houston Chronical ^ | 7/21/2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    A Houston man is on the hook for $65,000 in child support for a child that's not his. Gabriel Cornejo, 45, took a DNA test proving a child his ex-girlfriend had 16 years ago was not his. The test was too late. In 2003, a child support court in Houston ruled that Cornejo owed his ex-girlfriend child support because, she claims, there was no way he wasn't the father.
  • Salvador Dali Still Has Mustache Despite Dying 28 Years Ago

    07/21/2017 10:47:35 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 21, 2017
    Salvador Dali’s body was exhumed for a paternity test and the legendary artist’s famous mustache is still intact 28 years after his death. A woman is claiming that her mother had an affair with Dali and requested a paternity test. If she’s Dali’s daughter, she’ll have a right to the Dali estate. A judge sanctioned the exhumation. Narcis Bardalet was in charge of embalming Dali’s body after the artist passed away in 1989. “When I took off the silk handkerchief, I was very emotional,” Bardalet said, via BBC. “I was eager to see him and I was absolutely stunned. It...
  • Why the Pregnant Man Did Not Give Birth to His Daughter

    07/09/2017 2:08:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2017 | Kevin McCullough
    “Stop right there,” read the text from one of my production crew. I had just sent over the show prep topics for my Saturday Evening broadcast and the headline of the first story up had caused him to literally stop in his tracks. In a sense of disbelief the producers of my show googled “pregnant man gives birth.” Even though the story was less than a day old, more than a million hits in Google news popped up: It wasn’t restricted to British press and it certainly swept the world of “journalism” (however yellow it will come to be known...
  • We're ALL related to royalty (if you go back far enough): Leading geneticist explains [tr]

    06/27/2017 5:40:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2017 | Jim Norton
    Many a celebrity has sought to further boost their credentials by revealing they are descended from kings and queens on genealogy programmes. But according to a leading geneticist, their boasts are nothing special – because we are all related to royalty.