How Scientists Are Trying to Fight the Opiate Epidemic

There are many theories out there about drug addiction, whether you believe it is due to a moral corruption or believe it is an illness, there is no denying that America is in the midst of an opiate epidemic. There are people on the ground trying to help those struggling but without hard┬áscientific “fixes” all we can hope is that the body count won’t continue to rise. Continue reading “How Scientists Are Trying to Fight the Opiate Epidemic” »

DNA Tests Provide Global Map of Genetic History

As we’ve said in the past, DNA tests can reveal fascinating things about an individual’s genetic history, including their ancestral roots and even their rare medical conditions.

A recent study published in Science has highlighted another interesting use of DNA tests. Researchers have pinpointed, dated, and characterized historical genetic mixing, creating a global genetic map that gives us deeper insight into how past populations moved and changed — and how notable historic events shaped our genes.

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