Coffee Can Break Your DNA!

Recent studies have found that habitual coffee drinking actually affects our DNA. But how exactly? Well, it’s complicated. Is Caffeine Making Us Crazy? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Animal Planet GO – Read More: Non-additive genome-wide association scan reveals a new gene associated with habitual coffee consumption “Coffee is one of …

Why We Can’t Always Trust DNA Evidence

DNA fingerprinting has improved throughout the years. But, contrary to popular TV shows, it isn’t as accurate as one might believe. What is CRISPR & How Could It Edit Your DNA? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Sir Alec John Jeffreys – Genetic Fingerprints “Jeffreys’ broad goal was to track …

Are We Close To Repairing Spinal Cord Injuries?

Certain injuries we are able to fix, and some we simply don’t have the technology to fix. One of the more common unfixable injuries involve spinal cords, but Trace explains how science might be close to finding a way to repair nerves in the spine! Read More: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine “Tissue engineering evolved …

Can Dogs Eat People Food?

Many dog owners feed leftovers and table scraps to their furry friend. Can dogs eat certain foods meant for humans? Join Trace as he discusses certain foods that dogs can and can’t eat. Check out some of our brand new DNews shirts! Read More: Origin, genetic diversity, and genome structure of the domestic dog “Comparative …

Woolly Mammoth Brain Found: Time To Clone?

In 2010, a woolly mammoth was discovered near Russia. New research says describes her brain as the best specimen in history! Catie Wayne is here to discuss what this could mean for the future of cloning. Follow Catie on Twitter: Read More: Woolly Mammoth Mummy Yields Well-Preserved Brain “The mummified brain of a well-preserved woolly …

Should We Trust Studies On Mice?

Over the last century, 95% of all medical experiments have been done on lab mice. But are they the perfect laboratory stand-in for humans? Some recent studies may suggest otherwise. Read More: Of mice, not men “For more than a century, the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) has stood in for humans in experiments ranging from …

7 Things We Don’t Know About Earth

Did you know Earth might have a secret underground ocean? Are you aware that scientists recently discovered the existence of a new species of man? And have you been paying attention to the news that the number of creatures on this planet just multiplied by 100,000? Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com There …

Will We Ever Cure HIV?

Researchers believe that they might have a developed a vaccine to treat HIV, but the virus continues to mutate. Will we ever find a cure? Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: New Approach to Blocking H.I.V. Raises Hopes for an AIDS Vaccine “A new compound has blocked H.I.V. infection so well in monkeys that it …

Should We Make Designer Babies?

If scientists can edit the human genome, should we do it? What are the pros and cons? Read More: Don’t edit the human germ line “It is thought that studies involving the use of genome-editing tools to modify the DNA of human embryos will be published shortly.” Explainer: what is genomic editing? “Mistakes in the …