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Obese Kids as Bright as Thinner Peers

Science Daily Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In a study that combines statistical methods with genetic information, researchers dispel the false … Continue reading

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The Genetic Social Network: Facebook has your Personal Information; Now Google wants your DNA

Daniel Taylor Old-Thinker News Facebook has amassed a gigantic database of human intelligence from its millions of users. This information has been used by police in the arrest of suspects, and is milked by marketers. What if a similar system … Continue reading

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These Foods Have ‘Invisible Thorns’ Which Can Rip Apart Your Insides

Dr. Mercola Mercola “You are what you eat” is one of the most profound and instructive sayings ever to be passed down to us through the ages, and thanks to an explosion of exciting new research into the way that … Continue reading

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Scientists teach computers to assess psychiatric risk

Kate Kelland Reuters Computer programs can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, scientists said Thursday. In a … Continue reading

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Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research

Meredith Cohn Baltimore Sun The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it’s waging at home — against disease. Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing … Continue reading

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Why GMO And Organic Can Not Co-Exist: Lateral Gene Transfer

Source: GreenMedInfo One of the most disturbing, though commonly overlooked properties of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is their documented ability to transfer genetic information horizontally into those who consume them. This process actually occurs quite commonly in nature, especially among … Continue reading

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DNA Reader May Bring Genetics To Medical Clinics

Source: Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new DNA reader could bring genetics to medical clinics. After years of predictions that the “$1,000 genome” – a read-out of a person’s complete genetic information for about the cost of a dental … Continue reading

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Patents on chimpanzees, sperm cells and human genes

Source: Farm Wars Munich, 28.11.2011. Today Testbiotech is publishing a “Black List” of European Patents that have already been granted. Ten examples, granted since 2009, were selected for the list in cooperation with the Initiative “No Patents on Life”. It … Continue reading

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