How Genetically Similar Are You To A Stranger?

How related are you to a random stranger, and how would we go about figuring that out? Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: Meiosis and Formation of Eggs and Sperm App to prevent ‘accidental incest’ proves a hit with Icelanders “The risk of Icelanders accidentally sleeping with a relative is apparently high enough to justify …

Engineers Made Fake DNA To Fix Genetic Disorders

Can you alter DNA to cure blood diseases like thalassemia? Engineers look into peptide nucleic acid molecules to explore the possibilities! Animal Planet GO – What is CRISPR & How Could It Edit Your DNA? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: New gene-editing technology successfully cures a genetic blood disorder …

What Your Hair Says About Your Health

While crime dramas often depict detectives tracking down criminals using hair DNA, that’s not the only thing they can learn. What else can be revealed about you from a hair sample? Amazing Facts About Redheads: Read More: Challenges in DNA Testing and Forensic Analysis of Hair Samples “People often assume hair samples make ideal samples …

How Are New Dog Breeds Created?

The Westminster Dog Show just allowed seven new breeds to join the competition, but how are new breeds created? When Did Dogs Become Man’s Best Friend ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Humans May Have Domesticated Dogs Tens of Thousands of Years Earlier Than Thought “ogs are so in tune …

Why Do Humans Have Less DNA Than This Flower?

More DNA means more complexity, right? Scientists say not necessarily! Why is that the case? Your Face is Made of Junk DNA! ►►►► Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: World’s Oldest Known DNA Discovered It won’t make Jurassic Park a reality, but scientists have discovered 419 million-year-old DNA intact inside ancient …

10 MOST BIZARRE Scientific Discoveries of 2016

2016 has been an interesting year all round, as aside from all the celebrity deaths we’ve also had new planets discovered, Einstein’s various theories proved and potentially disproved, and electric cars that drive us to Mars seem ever closer by the day. Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has made …

What Exactly Happens When Sperm Meets Egg?

When sperm fertilizes an egg, sparks literally ignite. How can these flashy signals be useful in non-traditional forms of fertilization? Will This New Stem Cell Treatment End The Controversy? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Zinc Sparks Are Triggered By Fertilization And Facilitate Cell Cycle Resumption In Mammalian Eggs “Using …

Why Does Some DNA Self-Destruct?

Mitochondrial DNA is a lot more selective that we thought. Here’s why mom (and not dad!) plays a crucial role in a baby’s DNA development. How A Baby Can Have 3 Biological Parents Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here Read More: Ubiquitinated Sperm Mitochondria, Selective Proteolysis, And The Regulation Of Mitochondrial Inheritance In Mammalian …

Ancient Humans Had A Crazy Sex Life

In a recent study, geneticists found that we may have a new hominid ancestor. Who is it? And who else did our human ancestors get down with? Neanderthals Were Smarter Than We Thought! – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree “An unknown …