Crack the code of your dog's DNA with this affordable genetic testing kit

Find your dog's breed mix, personality and more with a simple cheek swab in this DNA kit.

  • There’s a great deal of information about our canine companions we don’t know.
  • An easy solution exists that allows for quick and painless genetic testing of dogs.
  • For a low price, you can learn crucial information, such as predisposition to certain diseases.
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Your genetics influence how resilient you are to the cold

What makes some people more likely to shiver than others?

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Some people just aren't bothered by the cold, no matter how low the temperature dips. And the reason for this may be in a person's genes.

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Watch first ever dancing DNA video made by researchers

Scientists use high resolution microscopy and computer simulations to create first ever video of DNA movements.

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  • UK scientists create first ever video of DNA performing dance-like movements.
  • The visualization was accomplished using high resolution microscopy and computer simulations.
  • The advanced level of detail in the technology may lead to new therapies.
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Study: Language (not geography) major force behind India’s gene flow

The study found that people who spoke the same language tended to be more closely related despite living far apart.

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  • Studies focusing on European genetics have found a strong correlation between geography and genetic variation.
  • Looking toward India, a new study found a stronger correlation between gene variation and language as well as
  • social structure.
  • Understanding social and cultural influences can help expand our knowledge of gene flow through human history.
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Biden nominates Dr. Eric Lander as cabinet-level science adviser, in U.S. first

Dr. Eric Lander is a pioneer in genomics. What role will he play in the new administration?

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  • Dr. Lander is a mathematician and geneticist who's best known for his leading role in the Human Genome Project.
  • Biden nominated Dr. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy and also serve as a cabinet-level science adviser, marking the first time the position has been part of the presidential cabinet.
  • In an open letter, Biden said it's essential for the U.S. to "refresh and reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy to set us on a strong course for the next 75 years."
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