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Events In a Far Galaxy Modify Your DNA

Billions of years ago, an iron nucleus forged in another galaxy was flung into space at close to the speed of light – headed for your cells By Stephen Battersby TRAVELLER A cosmic ray ORIGIN A…

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Sex Chromosomes Aren’t the Whole Story

by Shawn Radcliffe For almost 100 years, children have been taught in school that the anatomical sex of a baby is determined by the X and Y chromosomes, also known as the sex chromosomes — XY…

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Infective Heredity: You Are Not Who You Think You Are

by Shawn Radcliffe According to Charles Darwin, you are the product of your biological mother and father, just as they were the product of their biological mother and father, and so on back to the earliest…

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How Epigenetics Mediates Between the Environment and Our Genes

Norrbotten, the northernmost county in Sweden, seems an unlikely place for scientists to find evidence of a radical new twist in how our genes shape who we are. But here in this sparsely populated county within…

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Genetic Changes Carry Trauma’s Effects Across the Generations

For survivors of extreme trauma, those experiences can have long-lasting effects on their physical and mental health, but an emerging field of genetic research is finding that these physiological changes can also be passed onto the…

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Fritjof Capra on Science and Spirituality

By Fritjof Capra, Ph.D. A new conception of life I was trained as a physicist and spent twenty years, from 1965-85, doing research in theoretical high energy physics at several European and American universities. From my…

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Foreign DNA May Be Shaping Who You Are

You are much more than the sum of your parent’s DNA. Inside your body and brain, a bewildering array of foreign organisms and genetic material has taken up residence alongside what is traditionally known as your…

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If DNA is Software, Who “Wrote” the Code?

by Tom Bunzel We all love our gadgets, particularly our PCs, Macs, tablets and cell phones – why? Mainly because of what they empower us to do – the software or “apps” that they run that…

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