Why Do Our Hair And Eye Color Change?

When babies are born, their eyes and hair are one color, but change within the first few years of their life! Why do hair and eye colors change? Trace explains the process of inheriting certain traits from your parents, and discusses why the colors change! Follow DNews on Twitter: Follow Trace on Twitter: Read More: …

Cities Are Forcing Animals To Evolve Faster Than Normal

Scientists found that evolution takes at least a million years, but that’s without human intervention. Are we making animals evolve faster? Is It Possible For Evolution To Reverse? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Not so fast — researchers find that lasting evolutionary change takes about one million years “In …

Can We Make Super Athletes By Modifying Genes?

Athletes are incredibly talented, and incredibly driven individuals. Can genetic modification be the next step in creating superior competitors. Read More: Gene Therapy in Sports: Gene Doping “Gene doping is an outgrowth of gene therapy. However, instead of injecting DNA into a person’s body for the purpose of restoring some function related to a damaged …

Does The Placebo Effect Work On You?

Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? How does it work, and are some people more likely to feel its full effect? Read More: Placebos work — even without deception “Patients who were knowingly given placebos for irritable bowel syndrome experienced significant symptom relief when compared with controls who were given nothing.” The placebome: …

Why Are Some People Albino?

Some humans and animals are albino, but why? What causes this disorder, and how common is it? Is Homeopathy Real Science? Read More: Albinism “Albinism is caused by a mutation in one of several genes. Each of these genes provides instructions for making one of several proteins involved in the production of melanin.” Albinism in …

What Can We Learn By Giving A Mouse A Human Brain?

Did you watch Pinky and the Brain growing up? What would happen if we gave a human brain to a mouse? Follow Dr. Kiki on Twitter: Check out her website: Read More: Human-Chimpanzee Differences in a FZD8 Enhancer Alter Cell-Cycle Dynamics in the Developing Neocortex “The human neocortex differs from that of other great apes …

Are Men Going Extinct?

For 3 years now, it has been widely debated whether or not the Y chromosome will disappear. Will men cease to exist on Earth without the gene that created them? Anthony takes a look at recent findings in regards to genetics and the slow demise of the Y chromosome. Read More: Study Dispels Theories of …

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 …

Are Your Parents To Blame For Your Bad Acne?

Recent studies have shown that several types of acne are genetic. But if it’s influenced by genes, can there actually be cures for acne? Why Do We Get Acne? ►►►► Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Yale-led study zeroes in on mutation linked to zits “Little is known about the genetic …