There’s a reason why doctors recommend that mothers breastfeed their newborns for the first few weeks of their lives: because human breastmilk provides the infant with much-need immune system boosters.
It’s not uncommon to see a portrait of a person hanging their wall, right? What about a picture of their DNA?
It’s likely that you haven’t encountered anyone with a giant picture containing their genetic code, however, you might in the future.
A rare genetic disease called Williams Syndrome causes “mild to moderate mental retardation, elfin facial features and gregarious social behavior;” a recent study published in the journal Current Biology theorizes that children with Williams Syndrome also have no racial bias.
A group of scientists working with the National Human Genome Research Institute claim to have identified the specific gene that controls the size of dogs.
Without getting into all of the scientific details (I flunked biology,) the researchers screened a group of almost 500 Portuguese water dogs (a breed with lots of size variance,) and sequenced their DNA to identify the differences.
If you ever wanted a little feline fluffball of your own but couldn’t deal with the sneezing and itching, your worries are over.
For the low, low price of $4000, you can pick up a hypoallergenic cat from San Diego biotech firm, Allerca.