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Branching Off The Tree

For anyone who has read Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon, you know that his premise is that diversity is what unites us all. He explains that individuals from different families who have the same type of trait or condition are often more like each other than the families they come from, hence the title of the book. He writes, among other things,...
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The Genetics Of Mental Illness

The Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders…. Such as We Know Them Have you ever noticed that many things run in families? Whether it's heart disease, arthritis or red hair, it is often fairly simple to trace the lines of inheritance throughout the generations. But sometimes, clarity is hard to come by. In some families, several different hereditary diso...
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Janice Berliner
06 November 2020
Genetics
In October of this year, University of California at Berkeley biochemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They were awarde...
Janice Berliner
13 October 2020
Genetics
Everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month, and that's great. With the frequency of breast cancer diagnoses every year (about one in eight women will develop it throughout her lifetime), it is most certainly vital that we be aware a...
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