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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Geography And History Shape Genetic Differences In Humans


ScienceDaily (2009-06-07) -- New research indicates that natural selection may shape the human genome much more slowly than previously thought. Other factors -- the movements of humans within and among continents, the expansions and contractions of populations, and the vagaries of genetic chance -- have heavily influenced the distribution of genetic variations in populations around the world.

References:

Public Library of Science (2009, June 7). Geography And History Shape Genetic Differences In Humans. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 7, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090605091157.htm#

Geography And History Shape Genetic Differences In Humans

Geography And History Shape Genetic Differences In Humans

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Swine Flu Link


Please click on the link below to read an informativie news article about the swine flu epidemic:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/is-swine-flu-the-twitter-of-viruses.php?dcitc=weekly_nl

I found the article to be very well written. It states the facts without being sensational. We are in the midst of a flu epidemic and it is best to try and react intelligently to this fact.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Keeping Slim Is Good For The Planet, Say Scientists




ScienceDaily (2009-04-20) -- Maintaining a healthy body weight is good news for the environment, according to a new study.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090419212516.htm#