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Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression

Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression But in at least one arena, we really are better off together, and that’s when it comes to crowdsourced genetics studies.The real plaudits go to those individuals who gave permission to share their data and make possible the study.

Tardigrade DNA inserted into human cells gives them X-ray resistance

Tardigrade DNA inserted into human cells gives them X-ray resistance A study just broke out of Tokyo that says some eyebrow-raising things about water bears and their DNA.First among the revelations is the finding that water bears might not be all that much not-tardigrade at all.

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple

Scientist claims 115 is the hard limit on human lifespan, but it’s not that simple Jan Vijg of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has made a heavily qualified assertion that the maximum human lifespan is 115 years, plus or minus a bit.Since the data don’t show anyone living past about 115, with a very few notable exceptions, Vijg says that the data “strongly suggests” that 115 represents a hard limit to human longevity.

Genetic Sudoku is here, and it vastly speeds genomic analysis

Genetic Sudoku is here, and it vastly speeds genomic analysis The innovation has to do with one of the most powerful techniques in genetic analysis: whole genome knockout collections.Expose enough bacteria and you can be assured that you’ve got a mutation into every gene in an organism.