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What Genetics Tells Us About Anxiety: Not Much

Stanton Peele | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

For several days this month, one of the most emailed articles in the New York Times was "Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?" The article purports to explain why some children fold under the pressure of taking tests.

Humans Are Unique Animals Because Evolution Gave Us Angst

Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science
Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D.

Philosophers and scientists have long debated whether there is something unique about Homo sapiens that sets us apart from all of the other animals. It's not a question of whether we should feel like special humans - it's a question of whether in some way we are actually special animals.

Should 'Designer Babies' Be Banned?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/18/2013 11:55 AM EST on LiveScience NEW YORK — The increasing power and accessibility of ...

The PRH (Personal Responsibility for Health) Chronicles, Part 3: Then and Now

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Only by knowing Mik-tal's endowment to us can we hope to meet the challenges of the modern world. Our efforts to find our way home begin by knowing where home is, and where we are now. Our efforts to achieve dietary health begin by knowing ourselves.

Former Vice President Al Gore: Six Drivers of Global Change

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Vice President Al Gore spoke about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, with Charlie Rose here at 92y last week. In this cl...

4 Reasons I'm Glad I Look Like My Mother

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Anthonia Akitunde

I can now appreciate what my mom has done for me -- and this face is a part of that.

Swine Flu Study Links Ethnicity, Vulnerability To Virus

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Chinese scientists have found a genetic variant which explains why Chinese populations may be more vulnerable to the H1...

DNA Study Helps Explain How Wolves Become Dogs

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/23/2013 01:10 PM EST on LiveScience Dogs may have become man's best friend thanks, i...

3 Gigabits Of Genetic Code

Andrew Hessel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Home
Andrew Hessel

As awe-inspiring as it is, the reality is that the complexity of fetal development reduces to 3 gigabits of genetic code. We are hardware made from software, code that is elegantly written.

The Beautiful And Efficient Anatomy Of Pregnancy

Alexander Tsiaras | Posted 03.20.2013 | Home
Alexander Tsiaras

2013-01-18-tsiaraspullMy goal is to visualize life in all its glory. And to see how daily lifestyle decisions affect the choreography of all of our cellular activity, causing disturbances stored in trillions of X, Y, Z coordinates.

New Gene Method Reveals Looks Of Long-Dead

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/14/2013 03:58 PM EST on LiveScience The color of the eyes and hair of ancestors dead for h...

Made In The Image of God: Human Value And Genomics

Dr. Denis Alexander | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Dr. Denis Alexander

To see where the clash comes from, we first need to understand the revolutionary nature of the Imago Dei idea in its original context in the texts of Genesis.

Trees, Brains and Human Faces

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

What do trees, brains and human faces have in common? While they share a lot of characteristics with the others of their species, each stands apart, distinctly, from its siblings.

New Ideas About The Evolution Of Same-Sex Attraction

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The idea is that when the epi-marks on genes that affect sexual orientation get passed from father to daughter, then some traits end up more masculinized. Likewise, mother-son transmission of epi-marks can result in the feminization of some traits.

Debunking Twin Myths

Rebecca Hughes Parker | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Hughes Parker

Twins for Kate? The princess's hyperemesis gravidarum has led to speculation that she is having twins. With this speculation about twins comes the misconceptions about twin zygosity and twin inheritance that have persisted, even among skilled medical professionals.

Is Human Intellect on the Downward Slide?

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.20.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Humans are complex animals. Our intelligence is a complex adaptation. And the diverse and surprising ways in which we use it today suggest that we owe it to more than a handful of simplistic evolutionary scenarios.

The Genomics Revolution

Joanna Lynne Kelley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Joanna Lynne Kelley

In this exciting moment of rapid scientific progress and change, it is paramount that an informed public be a participating partner in the progress of science.

How to Discover Your Life's Path -- and Achieve Mastery [EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT]

Robert Greene | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Robert Greene

Many of the greatest Masters in history have confessed to experiencing some kind of force or voice or sense of destiny that has guided them forward.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Hacking Obama's DNA?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.15.2012 | Science

I was recently asked to join HuffPost Live Producer/Host Jacob Soboroff for a conversation prompted by an article published in The Atlantic called "Ha...

A New Breed of Humans?

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

With all these changes in modern medicine, technology and our bodies' ability to adapt and change along with it, are we in essence creating a new breed of humans?

Most Human?

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

What does it mean to be pure Homo sapiens? I thought I knew. No one could be pure human unless we all are, so therefore we all are pure Homo sapiens. It would have to be either all of us or none of us, biblically, won't it?

Maverick Scientist Eyes 'Biological Teleporter' On Mars

Posted 10.20.2012 | Science

By: TechNewsDaily Staff Published: 10/19/2012 01:54 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily Scientific maverick J. Craig Venter says he is confident there is life...

When You First Meet Your Spouse, Who Thinks About the Possibility of Breast Cancer?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I wanted so desperately to start a family with this man -- to produce little people who were essentially products of our love. Hearing the very sobering news that part of his DNA could cause our daughter to experience any type of pain in the future, well, it's painful for me to even type.

Parting Ways: A Brief Look Into Male-Pattern Baldness

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

To understand male-pattern hair loss, properly known as androgenic alopecia, one must understand the life cycle of a normal scalp full of hair.

Swimming in the Educational Gene Pool? How Far Can Children Go With the Genes They Have?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Our educational attainment is a mix of our biology and what we do with it. Let's help all children reach their highest potential and not blame them for the genetic pool they swim in. Genes are not destiny.