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An Open Letter to Ham, The Chubby Kid from ‘The Sandlot’

An Open Letter to Ham, The Chubby Kid from ‘The Sandlot’

I think I realized for the first time that I was overweight when I was eight years old. I was not a child who paid much attention to the shape of people’s bodies until around then. Before this unfortunate realization, there were simply some things I noticed about my own[Read More…]

by July 27, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DESHPANDE: Is Reversing Extinction Feasible?

DESHPANDE: Is Reversing Extinction Feasible?

Last year, I had a stunning realization: I thoroughly envy cavemen. After watching “Ice Age” with my younger brother and marveling at the prospect of seeing mighty woolly mammoths traverse the land, I became compelled to revisit the magical Pleistocene Epoch. Imagine the robust sampling of species that once populated[Read More…]

by February 19, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
FOLEY: Mosaicism: A Genetic Puzzle

FOLEY: Mosaicism: A Genetic Puzzle

We may not actually be who we think we are. Or at least, we may be a little more complicated than we give ourselves credit for. That’s what the genetic study of DNA has begun to explore. The study of genetics looks at our DNA, which is our supposedly unique[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Political Leanings Linked to Genes

(UWIRE) Scientists at Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, have provided evidence for the first time of a gene that plays a role in shaping an individual’s political beliefs. The study, published last week in the October issue of The Journal of Politics, analyzed data from over 2,500[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments News