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Is Height Genetic?

Is Height Genetic?

Hey smart people, Joe here. I am a descendent of giants. With a grandfather, dad, two uncles, and an aunt all towering over 6 feet tall. We are the people you don’t want to stand behind at a Bon Jovi concert, but we’re also the people who can get that thing off the top shelf …

10 Most BIZARRE Genetically Modified Plants EVER

10 Most BIZARRE Genetically Modified Plants EVER

Welcome to Top10Archive! Think it’s scary that geneticists are altering the genetic code of animals to make them glow in the dark? Then you’ll love knowing that you’ve probably been ingesting and cohabitating with genetically modified plants without even knowing it. While some have practical purposes, others aren’t quite what we’d consider a “necessity.” 10. …

Evolution: It’s a Thing – Crash Course Biology #20

Evolution: It’s a Thing – Crash Course Biology #20

Congratulations! This is our last episode of our section on Evolution and Genetics, which puts us at the halfway mark of CrashCourse Biology. So far we’ve learned about DNA, genetics, natural selection, how cells multiply, populations, speciation, replication, respiration, and photosynthesitation. I’m so proud of you. But I couldn’t let this section end without discussing …

Is Homosexuality in Your Genes?

Is Homosexuality in Your Genes?

Scientists have recently discovered two gene variants that are more common in gay men than straight men, adding to the evidence that homosexuality is, at least, partially genetic. This news may actually sound familiar to you, as studies in the early ‘90s also identified regions on the 8th and X-chromosomes that were correlated with homosexuality. …

Introduction to Environmental DNA (eDNA)

Introduction to Environmental DNA (eDNA)

Environmental DNA. Just what exactly is environmental DNA? And simply put, it’s DNA released from an organism into the environment. All living things have DNA and all living things release that DNA into the environment. It arises from sloughed cells, from skin or hair, or scales, or through the intestinal tract, broadcast spawners will release …