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Connectome: How the brain’s wiring makes us who we are

Sebastian Seung RSA Rising star in the field of neuroscience Sebastian Seung argues that our identity lies not in our genes but in the connections between our brain cells — and he describes the monumental task of mapping these “connectomes”, … Continue reading

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Scientist Predicts Eugenic Society in 5 Years: Gene Tests to Determine Lover’s Compatibility

Christine Hsu Medical Daily It seems we may be heading into a new era of eugenics, and in the future, instead of choosing to settle with partners we love, we may be choosing them based on the compatibility of our … Continue reading

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World’s first GM babies born

Michael Hanlon Daily Mail The world’s first genetically modified humans have been created, it was revealed last night. The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about … Continue reading

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Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons

Ed Boyden TED Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting genes for light-sensitive proteins into brain cells, he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants. With this unprecedented level of control, he’s managed to cure mice of analogs … Continue reading

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Russian men: an endangered species?

Source: RT It’s a man’s world, but maybe not for much longer. Scientists say males are on the road to extinction as their genes slowly fade away. And with the world heading for a fully-fledged sperm crisis, Russia could be … Continue reading

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Human Kindness Genes Withstand Threats and Fear

Maia Szalavitz Time People who are hard-wired to show empathy and kindness do so even in the face of a threatening or untrustworthy world. What makes people behave kindly? Is it the result of having been nurtured in an environment … Continue reading

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Promiscuous Queen Bees Maintain Genetic Diversity

Science Daily By mating with nearly 100 males, queen bees on isolated islands avoid inbreeding and keep colonies healthy. The results, published in the current issue of PLoS ONE, focused on giant honey bee colonies on Hainan Island, off the … Continue reading

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Memory in Adults Impacted by Versions of Four Genes

Science Daily Two research studies, co-led by UC Davis neurologist Charles DeCarli and conducted by an international team that included more than 80 scientists at 71 institutions in eight countries, has advanced understanding of the genetic components of Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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Can Our Genes Be Making Us Fat?

Science Daily ScienceDaily (Mar. 22, 2012) — While high-fat foods are thought to be of universal appeal, there is actually a lot of variation in the extent to which people like and consume fat. A new study in the March … Continue reading

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Corbett Report Radio – The Eugenics Agenda

James Corbett The Corbett Report Tonight on Corbett Report Radio James dips into the corbettreport.com archive for interviews, articles and episodes that help to shine light on the eugenics agenda and the “elite’s” obsession with preserving their genes…and eliminating ours. … Continue reading

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