The Epic Battle of Nature versus Nurture at Its Core

Prior to the discovery of genetic’s mechanisms of passing family traits, humans from the beginning of time have recognized that children carry characteristics of their parents.  However, they simultaneously recognized that the chip off the old block sometimes fell further from the block than others.  At some point, the headline “Nature versus Nurture” offered good and bad natured debate as geneticists and social scientists argued over whether genes or the environment played a larger role in a person’s final work. 

Should I Count on 23 and Me?

“23 and Me” has become a common phrase as genetic research uncovers more connections between our genes and our health. If you have not heard of it, you likely have a friend of family member who has already looked at it. 23 and Me is a company which takes a sample of your saliva and tests several hundred thousand genetics points of your DNA for changes associated with different health concerns.

Should you count on 23 and Me?

“23 and Me” has become a common phrase as genetic research uncovers more connections between our genes and our health. If you have not heard of it, you likely have a friend of family member who has already looked at it. 23 and Me is a company which takes a sample of your saliva and tests several hundred thousand genetics points of your DNA for changes associated with different health concerns.

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Scientists recently published some research findings that might make you sleepy.  But before you close your eyes and start your “zzzz”‘s, have you ever asked yourself how some people you know seem to live on 5 to 6 hours of sleep per night without any ill effects, while you need 8 to avoid brain fog? 

Epigenetic Links to Asthma

Research constantly uncovers new links between epigenetics and disease. Recently a Harvard PhD, Dr. Liming Liang released findings linking about 30 different methylated genes to asthma risk. Medicine has long recognized a link between a type of immune cell called an eosinophil with asthma and other allergic diseases. Some very expensive drugs were developed, hoping to target this connection,