DNA Archive

The Truth About The Paracas Skulls

There have been multiple articles, videos, radio shows and mentions on TV about the Peruvian Paracas skulls. You may have seen some of the articles with titles such as “Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released – with incredible results” from the Ancient

Why GMOs Are Not Your Enemy

There is a strong public opposition to genetically modification, be it of food or microorganisms. A lack of general understanding of what exactly GMOs are or can be, and a skewed or absent understanding of what “conventional” or “organic” foods are, contributes to this

Nature or nurture? The age old question is finally answered

One of the most classic arguments: is it nature or nurture which more determine who we become? Is our life somehow predetermined or laid out in our predispositions, or can environmental factors compensate for even the most radical genetic tendencies? The question has also

Temple University Researchers Remove HIV From Human Cells

Researchers at Temple University have managed to give immune cells the fighting edge against HIV: by allowing it to be completely edited out of the cells. This is one step closer to finding a permanent cure for HIV, as opposed to the current treatments

Top 5 Misled But Widespread Nutrition Myths

You’d think that in the age of the internet and science, people would not make totally unfounded claims about nutrition. Unfortunately, sites like NaturalNews and others pump out a continual stream of disinformation, completely unsupported by science. Now science is not perfect, but examining the

Cannabis Biotech: Creating A 30-Foot Marijuana Tree

The modification of plants using selective breeding, phytohormones which change how cells react or perceive themselves and their environment, for instance allowing an older plant to bloom or grow new roots, and even genomic editing are nothing new to the world of agriculture. The

5 Ways To Help Prevent You From Getting Cancer

Cancer is a disease of malfunctioning cell division, which has been around since at least the dawn of civilization, is a common human problem: you cannot drive your chances of getting it down to 0%. That said, there are a number of things you can

Is Taking “The Pill” Safe?

Asking the question of whether it is safe to be taking birth control pills yields differing results, depending on the context. Officially, and publicly, according to the US Department Of Health And Services: “Birth control pills are safe and work well in preventing pregnancy. Using

How Does Your Experience Affect Your DNA?

Since Gregor Mendel’s famous experiments crossing literally tens of thousands of pea plants in the late 1800s, we have known that genes are passed from one parents to the children. Since the Hershey-Chase experiments in 1952, where they radioactively marked both DNA and proteins in

123 Studies Show Cannabis Can Help Cure Cancer

This article is a far more detailed version of a smaller collection of studies showing the medicinal capabilities of cannabis for treating cancer. With alcohol showing essentially no medical properties beyond application as an anti-septic, cannabis (and in particular a molecules known as cannabinol -CBD-