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Myths of Human Genetics: Hair Color

Hair color is NOT determined by a single gene; this page reviews the evidence.
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Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal - ExtremeTech

Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal - ExtremeTech | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
ExtremeTech Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal ExtremeTech In a landmark study sure to provoke interest, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have regenerated an aged organ — in vivo, inside a living...
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Researchers At 23andMe | The 23andMe Blog

Researchers At 23andMe | The 23andMe Blog | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Today, huge numbers of people are participating in genetic research. By providing researchers with information about your health and ancestry, we can do so much. We're getting closer to understanding human prehistory and ...
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Human extinction warning from Oxford

Human extinction warning from Oxford | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
What are the greatest global threats to the future of humanity? An international team from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.
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Instead of worrying about GM crops we should be asking ourselves what it means to be human

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Researchers 'Design' Greener Trees

Researchers 'Design' Greener Trees | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will break down to produce paper and biofuel more easily. This breakthrough will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
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Understanding lions using DNA from museum specimens - DigitalJournal.com

Understanding lions using DNA from museum specimens - DigitalJournal.com | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
DigitalJournal.com Understanding lions using DNA from museum specimens DigitalJournal.com "Estimates of demographic history are increasingly reliant on genetic data, particularly in many tropical regions where the mammalian fossil record is...
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California's Anti-GMO Hysteria - National Review Online

California's Anti-GMO Hysteria - National Review Online | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
California's Anti-GMO Hysteria National Review Online This misguided piece of legislation, introduced by state senator Noreen Evans, would require that “any food, except as provided, offered for retail sale in the state be considered misbranded if...
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In Reversal, Genetics Group Says Patients Should Be Allowed to Refuse ... - Science News

In Reversal, Genetics Group Says Patients Should Be Allowed to Refuse ... - Science News | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Scientific American In Reversal, Genetics Group Says Patients Should Be Allowed to Refuse ...
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Scientists build synthetic chromosome - Independent Online

Scientists build synthetic chromosome - Independent Online | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Independent Online Scientists build synthetic chromosome Independent Online While other teams have synthesised bacterium and viral DNA, Boeke's is the first report of a synthetic chromosome in a eukaryote, an organism whose cells contain a nucleus,...
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Will Your Child Be Born With A Genetic Disease? Find Out For $345 - Forbes

Will Your Child Be Born With A Genetic Disease? Find Out For $345 - Forbes | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Forbes Will Your Child Be Born With A Genetic Disease? Find Out For $345 Forbes Until recently, thorough genetic testing that scours the human genome for inherited diseases and medical predispositions carried a large pricetag.
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Zanzibar improves cloves productivity - East African Business Week

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Zanzibar improves cloves productivity
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However, he noted little works so far has been done on other specialized research works such those dealing with climate change, biotechnology and molecular science and genetics.
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Citizen Science Project Markets Test for Damaged DNA - Scientific American

Citizen Science Project Markets Test for Damaged DNA - Scientific American | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Citizen Science Project Markets Test for Damaged DNA Scientific American Exogen Biotechnology, a Berkeley, Calif.–based tech start-up, wants more than people's money to fund its genetic research—it also wants their DNA.
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Cis-Genetic Engineering Yields Bio-Friendly Fire-Blight Resistant Apples - Science World Report

Cis-Genetic Engineering Yields Bio-Friendly Fire-Blight Resistant Apples - Science World Report | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Science World Report Cis-Genetic Engineering Yields Bio-Friendly Fire-Blight Resistant Apples Science World Report Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Julius Kühn Institute in Germany have created the first fire-blight-resistant apple.
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Immune upgrade gives 'HIV shielding'

Immune upgrade gives 'HIV shielding' | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Doctors have upgraded the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield it from the virus's onslaught.
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Genetic circuits: Bacterial 'FM radio' created

Genetic circuits: Bacterial 'FM radio' created | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
A team of biologists and engineers has developed a 'rapid and tunable post-translational coupling' for genetic circuits.
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Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce paper

Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce paper | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
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Anne: GM crops can be 'more efficient use of the land'

Anne: GM crops can be 'more efficient use of the land' | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Princess Anne has explained why she supports genetically modified crops - despite her brother Charles being an outspoken opponent of them. "They do add to our ability to perhaps be more efficient users of the land," she told BBC One's Countryfile.
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Genetic engineering: A blessing or a curse? | The Amazing World of ...

Genetic engineering: A blessing or a curse? | The Amazing World of ... | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Since the words 'genetic engineering' were first spoken, people have had extreme opinions on the whole idea. Genetic engineering is altering the genetics of an organism in order to give it some form of advantage, whether it ...
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High-tech examination of a cave-dwelling fish finds possible genetic link to ... - Phys.Org

High-tech examination of a cave-dwelling fish finds possible genetic link to ... - Phys.Org | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Phys.Org High-tech examination of a cave-dwelling fish finds possible genetic link to ... Phys.Org A high-tech examination of a cave-dwelling fish finds a possible genetic link to human disorders. Credit: Amanda Krutzler, University of Cincinnati.
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Genes and Galaxies | HMS

Genes and Galaxies | HMS | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Scientists are considering how reworking the human genome can allow people to colonize other planets. http://t.co/WRp1QsI04t #pickyourplanet
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Ancient African cattle first domesticated in Middle East, study reveals

Ancient African cattle first domesticated in Middle East, study reveals | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
The genetic history of 134 cattle breeds from around the world has been completed by a group of researchers.
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Experiment reverses Down syndrome - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

Experiment reverses Down syndrome - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
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A Better Apple Awaits, But Regulators Won't Allow Us A Bite - Forbes

A Better Apple Awaits, But Regulators Won't Allow Us A Bite - Forbes | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Forbes A Better Apple Awaits, But Regulators Won't Allow Us A Bite Forbes Since the 1980′s, there has been a broad consensus in the scientific community (which has been reflected in statements of overarching federal government policy) that the...
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Kids who don't cry: New genetic disorder discovered - CNN

Kids who don't cry: New genetic disorder discovered - CNN | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
CNN Kids who don't cry: New genetic disorder discovered CNN Thanks to the Human Genome Project, which was completed in 2003, identifying new genetic mutations has gotten easier and cheaper.
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Genetic engineering in athletes

"Genetic Engineering in Athletes" -doping is becoming sophisticated http://t.co/bDctuh5Hu2 via @NCBI
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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science - New York Times

Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science - New York Times | Genetic engineering and Human genetics, background reading and resources for IB | Scoop.it
Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science New York Times “For better or worse,” said Steven A.
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