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" sufficiently large populations, every possible mutation in the genome should be present"
"We are enrolling members of the public who are willing to share their genome sequence and other personal information with the scientific community and the general public."

:O wow!
humans are funny... always coming up with explanations for things. do we understand how a thing works? of course we do, just make up some explanation! :)
From the page: "...the genetic relatedness concept stems from the late Bill Hamilton of Oxford University, one of the greatest evolutionary biologists of the 20th century. Prior to Hamilton, the British geneticist J. B. S Haldane also hit upon the idea in a famous anecdote. When asked by a friend at a pub whether he would risk his life to save a drowning man, Haldane scribbled some notes on a napkin and answered, "No, but I would do it for two brothers or eight cousins." "
there's already dna all over your house, but this just looks better
this is an unusual condition, but doctors should be honest with their patients! :(
impressive progress... this data will give a boost to medical research in many areas
very good article on a safer and more reliable method of genetic engineering... this way is a little slower but holds great promise. sent my way by ar0cketman
mmm, the benefits of coffee without having to drink it. that sounds good to me :)
good news for smart people... your genes give you extra years of life. lifted from xtine66
interesting, i've got quite a sweet tooth myself. plus, heh, the video features a real-life doogie howser ;)
brilliant renditions of dna going about its business

wow, it sounds a lot different when the roles are reversed
as an engineer, i appreciate this point of view
"Since some mammals clearly use androstenone to communicate sexuality and dominance within a social hierarchy, it's intriguing to think whether the same thing may happen in humans," Vosshall says. "If so, what happens to humans who can't get the signal because they have the nonfunctional copy of the gene? Or the hyperfunctional one? What could be the social and sexual implications of this on one's perception of the smell of fellow humans?"