Time for another collection of Random DNA stories

  • In an attempt to make DNA diagnosis more available and affordable, nine people plan to post their medical records and the DNA sequence of about one-fifth of their genes on the Web.
  • The American College of Medical Genetics wants you to participate in Family Health History Day this Thanksgiving. Ask your family about health history and don’t believe the myth that DNA alone can help you determine your risk for inherited diseases.
  • Using light to alter the DNA of bacteria is an alternative to cholrine for cleaning drinking water.
  • Radiological health expert Daniel Hayes, Ph.D., of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene suggests that a form of vitamin D could be one of our body’s main protections against damage from low levels of radiation, protecting our DNA from the same sort of damage as the bacteria above.
  • Want to know the genealogy¬†of your loveable mutt? You can get a DNA test and find out.
  • PS Hi Matt!

About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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