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Genetic Mutations

WATCH: Personal Genetic Testing Saved My Life

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration ordered the Google-backed startup 23andMe to stop providing health information to the customers who purch...

Amish at the Cutting Edge of Genetic Technology

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoush Zomorodi

Two groups of people that shy away from many technologies -- Amish and Mennonites -- are actually on the cutting edge when it comes to genetics.

Diet and Exercise: One Way in Which I Have Embraced Doing What I Can to Keep Myself Healthy

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

I have learned that treating my body well has an enormous impact on my mental and emotional well-being. I have learned from the mistakes I have made, and know now that eating healthy and exercising are important, whether one has a genetic mutation or not.

Telling the One You're in a Relationship With

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

If someone cannot be supportive of your decision to screen and be proactive about cancer, than that person probably cannot be there for you in other ways.

Genetic Testing

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

Learning I had a mutation changed my life. Cognizant that there is a 75 percent chance I will develop colon cancer by the age of 65, I do everything in my power to make sure it is nothing more than a polyp that can be removed.

Hand Me a Cape -- I'm a Lynch Syndrome Mutant

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

It's a fascinating mind game to look down at your veins and not trust what's running through them. Just like all great plot lines involving our beloved mutated characters, there comes a point where each hero or heroine chooses to accept their differences and use their powers for good.

Could Squeezing Breast Cancer Cells Make Them Be Normal Again?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

"Squeezing" malignant breast cancer cells could help to guide them back to a normal growth pattern, according to new research from UC Berkeley and Law...

'Super Vision' Really Exists In Some People, Research Suggests

Melissa Cronin | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

The world is a colorful place, and scientists suspect that it's a lot more colorful for some people than for others. Preliminary research suggests tha...

6-Legged Lamb Born In Georgia

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.25.2012 | Weird News

What's got six legs and goes great roasted with potatoes during the Super Bowl? This lamb that was just born in the tiny village of Velistsikhe, Georg...

Evolution Echoed In Line Traced By 500 People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

io9 came upon a fascinating video that succinctly illustrates how something simple can become quite complicated over time. Clement Valla asked 500 pe...

Humans Are All Mutants

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA, according to research published in the journal Current Biology....