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Do these genes make me lonely? Study finds loneliness is a heritable trait

Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted the first genome-wide association study for loneliness — as a life-long trait, not a temporary state. They discovered that risk for …

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Jonathan Pettitt – Sci-fi still influences how society thinks about genes—it’s time we caught up

We used to think that our fate was in the stars. Now we know in large measure, our fate is in our genes. When the Nobel laureate and co-discoverer of the DNA double helix James Watson made his famous statement in 1989, he was implying that access to a person’s genetic code allows you to predict the outcome of their life. The troubling implications …

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jim robbins – How Forest Loss Is Leading To a Rise in Human Disease

In Borneo, an island shared by Indonesia and Malaysia, some of the world’s oldest tropical forests are being cut down and replaced with oil palm plantations at a breakneck pace. Wiping forests high in biodiversity off the land for monoculture plantations causes numerous environmental problems, from the destruction of wildlife habitat to the rapid release of stored carbon, which contributes …

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Julia Fidler – Scientists Warn “Supercharged” GMOs Could be Used as Bio-weapons

Scientists and environmentalists are concerned that a new technique for generated “supercharged” genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could be misused and trigger a health emergency or natural disaster. The “gene drive” technology allows GMOs to spread rapidly in the wild. The fear is that these organisms could fall into the wrong hands or accidentally spark a catastrophe. The technology is being …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 08.04.15

Hosts Dr. Eugene Zampieron and Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse® discuss AUTO IMMUNE Relief NATURALLY!
Conventional medicine recommends the use of DMARD drugs, which may help but have a plethora of negative effects. Dr. Z and The Natural Nurse will discuss modern theories of the causes of Autoimmune illness, linked to dysregulation of the immune system. They will also offer specific evidence based herbal remedies that have a high level of safety and efficacy to help modulate autoimmune disease, such as T Cell Balance, which features Rehmannia, Cordyceps and Rosemary. Contact: www.naturalnurse.com , 800-829-0918

Mapping the Genome and Modern Genetics: Eugenics Repackaged for Modern Times by John P. Thomas

This is part II of a series on the relationship between the eugenics movement and modern genetics. It examines whether true health and true happiness lie in the human genome. Are we really bound to the set of genes that we received from our parents? Or can we overcome what we were given? What are the factors that activate or …

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Government Agencies Agree to Undertake Research on Folic Acid Risks

Last year, we reported on a proposed rule coming out of the FDA that would ban the word “folate” from Supplement Fact labels. Only “folic acid” could be listed on the labels. We noted that the FDA’s maneuver would result in natural folate disappearing from the market entirely. If a product can only list “folic acid” as an ingredient, it …