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  • Kiss’ Gene Simmons Sued for Sexual Battery by Unidentified Radio Personality

    12/17/2017 9:57:03 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 411 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/17/2017 | Jennifer Maas
    Gene Simmons is being sued by a woman who says the Kiss bassist groped her and made “unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances” during an interview she conducted last month, according to legal documents obtained by TheWrap. The radio and television broadcaster (identified as “Jane Doe”) is suing for sexual battery, gender violence, battery and assault.
  • Meet the man who joined Trump on stage at Florida rally

    02/20/2017 1:37:24 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-20-2017 | Fox & Friends
    Gene Huber shares his story with 'Fox & Friends'
  • Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses | Fast Company

    09/20/2016 3:24:59 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    FastCompany ^ | 09/19/2016 | Christina Farr
    Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses | Fast Company | Business + Innovation https://www.fastcompany.com/3061591/body-os/illumina-owns-the-dna-sequencing-market-now-its-building-an-app-store-too Body OS Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses With spin-off investments Grail and Helix, and a new software-savvy CEO, Illumina is poised to make DNA an even bigger part of your life. Christina Farr 09.19.16 6:00 AM It would raise the stakes even higher, but that didn't stop Jay Flatley, Illumina's then chief executive, from sending in vials of his own saliva and blood to the company's newly opened lab. It was...
  • Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat

    02/10/2016 7:11:39 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Antonio Regalado
    Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600774/top-us-intelligence-official-calls-gene-editing-a-wmd-threat/ Gene Editing Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat     Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat     We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes     Gene-Editing Company Editas’s Ambitions Rest on Shaky Foundations     U.K. Approves Genetic Editing of Healthy Human Embryos     Immune System Offers Major Clue to Schizophrenia Biomedicine Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat Easy to use. Hard to control. The intelligence community now sees CRISPR as a threat to national safety.    ...
  • There is No Evidence of a Gay Gene, According to New Study

    10/17/2015 2:48:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 158 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | October 17, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This is going to make the LGBT crowd very unhappy (even though they knew this was the case from the start)… From Daily Wire: An unpublished UCLA study challenging the societal “born this way” dogma of homosexuality has already been gaining traction in the public media since its presentation at an annual scientific conference last week. The twin study conducted at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that homosexuality may be triggered by environmental factors after birth. The research uses an algorithm covering epigenetic markers from several genomic sites of 37 sets...
  • Can genes make us liberal or conservative?

    08/06/2015 12:54:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 4, 2015 | Staff
    Aristotle may have been more on the money than he realised in saying man is a political animal, according to research published Wednesday linking genes with liberal or conservative leanings. Or, to be precise, a specific variant of one gene that would seem to exert greater sway over women than men. Working with 1771 university students of Han Chinese origin in Singapore, researchers compared answers to surveys—including one tailored to hot-button issues in the city-state—with the presence of a permutation of the DRD4 gene. DRD4 is one of several genes that determines the way dopamine—a crucial neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger—is...
  • Why so many killers are male

    06/18/2015 3:19:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Garbarino
    (CNN)—It looks like it has happened again. A young male has allegedly killed. In this case it is nine people at a church in South Carolina. Anyone who is paying attention hears the news and thinks, "Here we go again." But why? After spending 20 years interviewing killers as a psychological expert witness in murder cases I have some thoughts about this. Males are disproportionately over-represented in the ranks of America's killers -- about 90%, in fact. Why is that? Some of it appears to lie in the biological vulnerability of males. About 30% of males (versus 9% of females)...
  • Cavemen among us: Some humans are 4 percent Neanderthal

    05/25/2014 2:05:03 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 79 replies
    csmon ^ | May 6, 2010 | Pete Spotts
    A new study concludes that humans mated with Neanderthals 50,000 to 80,000 years ago, leaving traces of the Neanderthal genome in some modern humans. This picture shows the reconstruction of a Neanderthal woman at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, on March 20, 2009. A new study is offering insights into how early humans and Neanderthals were similar and different.
  • Gay by Genes or by Choice? Even asking the question in public stirs up a hornets’ nest.

    03/31/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 03/31/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Microsoft had become an oft-ignored, behemoth to the North, despite $77 billion in revenue, $57 billion in gross profits and $21 billion in net income. It seemed that the mobile revolution had passed it by. Although Steve Ballmer was already making many of the right moves, it took new CEO Satya Nadella to fully accept that Microsoft had to move beyond Windows into a new future of apps and cloud services.The future of Microsoft is in selling its software, such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP, and Microsoft servers in the Azure cloud to business customers on...
  • The Supremes Decide: If You Like Your Genes You Can Keep Your Genes

    06/14/2013 8:20:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-14-2013 | MOTUS
    Did you see yesterday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision on Myriad Genetics patent on genes?  The Supremes said you can’t patent something that you didn’t invent. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the decision for a unanimous court. "Myriad did not create anything," Thomas said. "To be sure, it found an important and useful gene, but separating that gene from its surrounding genetic material is not an act of invention." In essence the court found that Myriad Genetics didn’t build their genes on their own. Somebody else did that for them.   So that’s good news; being able to keep your genes I...
  • Vitamin D Gene Changes May Drive Disease

    11/14/2012 10:15:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    MedPage Today ^ | November 13, 2012 | Cole Petrochko
    Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points Certain variations in the vitamin D receptor gene may influence the clinical effects of low vitamin D levels in some chronic diseases.Note that patients in the cohort without the genetic polymorphism showed no association between low 25(OH)D levels and outcomes such as hip fracture, myocardial infarction, cancer, and death. Variations in the vitamin D receptor gene may influence the clinical effects of low vitamin D levels in some chronic diseases, researchers found.Among patients with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin...
  • Scientists place 500-million-year-old gene in modern organism (Ruh-Roh!)

    07/11/2012 1:21:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 11 July 2012 | Provided by Georgia Institute of Technology
    It's a project 500 million years in the making. Only this time, instead of playing on a movie screen in Jurassic Park, it's happening in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Using a process called paleo-experimental evolution, Georgia Tech researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli(E. coli) bacteria. This bacterium has now been growing for more than 1,000 generations, giving the scientists a front row seat to observe evolution in action. "This is as close as we can get to rewinding and replaying the molecular tape of life," said scientist...
  • The Truth About Homosexuality

    05/17/2012 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    According to modern dogma, homosexuals are like sprinters: born and not made. Thus, even though psychology’s longstanding nature-nurture debate has concluded that many traits are the result of both factors, it isn’t politically correct to consider even this possibility with respect to homosexuality. But does this biology-is-destiny theory hold water with respect to same-sex attraction? And, if so, what does this say about the behavior’s moral status? Let’s examine the matter. When discussing same-sex attraction’s cause, the first thing usually mentioned is the much touted “homosexual gene” theory. In fact, the idea has been repeated so often that many today...
  • New leukemia treament exceeds 'wildest expectations'

    08/10/2011 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/10/11 | Robert Bazell
    Doctors have treated only three leukemia patients, but the sensational results from a single shot could be one of the most significant advances in cancer research in decades. And it almost never happened. In the research published Wednesday, doctors at the University of Pennsylvania say the treatment made the most common type of leukemia completely disappear in two of the patients and reduced it by 70 percent in the third. In each of the patients as much as five pounds of cancerous tissue completely melted away in a few weeks, and a year later it is still gone
  • Gene therapy reverses type 1 diabetes in mice with 78% success rate

    06/06/2011 6:46:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    An experimental cure for Type 1 diabetes has a nearly 80 percent success rate in curing diabetic mice. The results, to be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston, offer possible hope of curing a disease that affects 3 million Americans. "With just one injection of this gene therapy, the mice remain diabetes-free long term and have a return of normal insulin levels in the body," said Vijay Yechoor, MD, the principal investigator and an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Yechoor and his co-workers used their new gene therapy in a nonobese...
  • Vaccine made with synthetic gene protects against deadly pneumonia

    02/22/2011 5:18:40 AM PST · by decimon · 10 replies
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine ^ | February 22, 2011 | Unknown
    Triggers protective immune response while preventing fatal inflammationFebruary 22, 2011 — (BRONX, NY) — Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of pneumococcal pneumonia. Details of the new vaccine, which was tested in an animal model, are reported in a paper published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Pneumococcal pneumonia can occur when the lungs are infected with the bacterial species Streptococcus pneumoniae (also known as pneumococcus). "Like many microbes that cause pneumonia, pneumococcus is spread from person to...
  • Greenpeace: "We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many..."

    01/09/2011 9:23:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Greenpeace ^ | 4/01/10 | Gene
    “Let's talk about what that mass civil disobedience is going to look like. "If you're one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this: We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many, but you be few.”
  • Obama Announces Support for UN Resolution Stating 'Indigenous Peoples ...

    12/21/2010 11:53:50 AM PST · by yoe · 186 replies · 2+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | December 21, 2010 | Penny Starr
    President Barack Obama, addressing a tribal nations conference at the White House last week, announded that the U.S. government is now supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, which includes a sweeping declaration that "indigenous peoples" have a right to lands and resources they traditionally occupied or "otherwise used." "Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired," says the U.N. resolution. The Bush administration had declined to support the resolution. At the White House Tribal Nations Conference, Obama reminded the group that...
  • Human genetic variation: The first 50 dimensions

    12/04/2010 1:43:15 PM PST · by Palter · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Dienekes' Anthropology Blog ^ | 01 Dec 2010 | Dienekes Pontikos
    Here is a huge data dump for anyone interested in human variation. Part of the reason I started the Dodecad Project was to be able to analyze data on my own, rather than having to squint to make sense of a plot, to speculate about what might show up at higher dimensions, or with more clusters, to wonder how the inclusion of additional populations would affect the results, and so on. The following dataset represents the culmination (so far), of my efforts. Number of SNP markers: ~177,000 as in here Populations: 139 Individuals: 2,230 In the RAR file (~11MB) you...
  • 'Liberal gene' discovered by scientists

    10/28/2010 7:37:29 AM PDT · by Hatter6 · 30 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 28 October 2010
    The research suggests that some people have an inherent bias against conservative thinking, that is independent of their education or upbringing. The effect is caused by a neurotransmitter in the brain called DRD4 which could be stimulated by the novelty value of left of centre opinions, say US researchers. In people who are naturally outgoing, the feature encourages them to seek out companions with unconventional views as they grow up. This in turn means they tend to form less conventional political viewpoints as adults, according to the study by the University of California and Harvard. The research, based on 2,000...