The Ginger Gene

Only slightly more than 0.5% of the general human population is known to have the ginger gene, the gene responsible for the traits of red hair and freckles. Two to six percent of the population in Northern and Western Europe...

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Neanderthal vs. Human DNA

Modern humans and Neanderthals both came from a common ancestor around 700,000 years ago, but they split up close to 300,000 years ago. Back in 2010, a group of scientists discovered that around 50,000 years ago, humans and Neanderthals met...

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How Accurate Is An Ancestry DNA Test?

An ancestry DNA test is a type of test that allow an individual to obtain information on where their ancestors are from, and also the relationships between different families. This is done by examining the variations of DNA between different...

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The Concept Of Gene Doping

Gene doping can be considered as a 'spin off' of gene therapy, which is the addition or modification of genes in order to treat diseases. In gene doping, the reason for genetic modification is entirely non-therapeutic, and is used to...

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Athletes Who Use Fitness DNA Tests

Athletes who use workout programs based on their genes are said to have higher performance than those who just do regular instructional workouts. The athletes usually take a DNA test by swabbing in order to collect DNA samples. They then...

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