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Significant advances in science enable us to no longer question what’s in our genes. This is especially important for Jews, who are far more likely to be carriers of certain genetic diseases than the general population.
Education and awareness about genetic screening have been...
October 3, 2012 | 2:09 pm
Integrating foreign DNA (gene splicing or recombinant DNA) to make a new product is overwhelmingly common throughout the world. Recombinant proteins and other substances are found in every pharmacy and hospital, and in doctors’ offices, supermarkets,...
October 3, 2012 | 1:53 pm
Did you know that you have been enrolled in the largest research study ever conducted in the United States, but you never signed a consent form or agreed to participate? That’s because since 1996, you — and basically everyone you know — have been...
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DNA evidence has proven with 99.9 percent confidence that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead, two officials in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration said Monday.
The officials did not immediately say where or how the testing was done but the test explains why Obama was...
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Dr. David B. Goldstein from Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy talks about tracking the genetic history of the ancient Jewish priesthood (kohanim) and the Lost Tribe of Israel, the focus of his new book, "Jacob's Legacy".
For many people, genetics research conjures...
May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm
For Josh Bernstein, host of The History Channel's "Digging for the Truth," myth-dispelling, artifact-hunting and body-straining adventure are part of his regular routine.
"Digging," now in its second season, has taken Bernstein from Peru to Greenland to Zimbabwe and Egypt searching...
July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm
There is a new twist to the contentious question of who is really a Jew. John C. Haedrich, who claims that his DNA proves his Ashkenazi descent, is challenging the State of Israel to recognize his Jewishness under the Law of Return.
Authorities in Israel have so far not commented on...
April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm
In March 1953, Maurice Wilkins of King's College London announced the departure of his colleague Rosalind Franklin in a private letter to his friend, Francis Crick, a scientist at the rival Cavendish Laboratory.
"Our dark lady is leaving us next week," Wilkins wrote.
At the time,...