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Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague
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# Black Death

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

Oct 12th 2011, 9:26 PM 1,403 Views 9 Comments

Samples obtained by drilling skeletons’ teeth show that the disease has changed little over 600 years.

Column: ‘This revelation gave me an 85 per cent chance of breast cancer’
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# Read Me

Column: ‘This revelation gave me an 85 per cent chance of breast cancer’

Sep 16th 2011, 7:45 AM 313 Views 13 Comments

Emma Hannigan describes the moment she found out she was genetically predisposed to developing cancer – and what happened next.

Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study
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# Blood Pressure

Genetic variants influence blood pressure: study

Sep 14th 2011, 9:41 AM 313 Views 1 Comment

New research has uncovered a link between genes and blood pressure – however experts say that lifestyle factors are still important contributors to hypertension.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 4th 2011, 11:00 AM 67 Views 5 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

Scientists may have found the key to how the human brain develops
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# Brainy

Scientists may have found the key to how the human brain develops

Apr 29th 2011, 3:42 PM 955 Views 1 Comment

Researchers have isolated a single gene which may determine the size of the brain, and which may be crucial in understanding the development of our grey matter.

Study suggests human life evolved from southern Africa
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# Out Of Africa

Study suggests human life evolved from southern Africa

Mar 8th 2011, 11:40 AM 519 Views 0 Comments

Modern humans could have evolved from the southern part of the continent – instead of from the east, as previously thought.