Chromsome 15 And Drinking

Understanding alcoholism is an urgent medical problem, as alcohol abuse causes many deaths annually. Alcoholism is a disease that affects both the individual and society at large, resulting in massive social costs. Treatment programs are not only difficult to obtain but also expensive. There has been a lot of research done around this area, but … Read more

Limitations Of Consumer DNA Tests

We humans inherit two copies of nearly every gene from our parents. Consumer DNA tests show us the pairs of alleles at specific positions on each chromosome. This, of course, isn’t the full genome. The consumer DNA tests sample a small set of specific markers to keep the costs affordable. Here’s an example from my … Read more

DNA Tests And Proof Of Bin Laden Identity

There is no need to doubt the death of Osama bin Laden. The former leader of Al-Qaeda and mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks died on May 1, 2011, and was buried at sea two days later. Although many questions were brought up about the validity of his death, it was ultimately confirmed by both visual … Read more