Thanks to public education campaigns, smoking is on the decline. However, many smokers find it hard to kick the habit. Smoking is highly addictive because nicotine penetrates into the brain where it binds to nicotine receptors on neurons, which are then stimulated to produce the neurotransmitter, dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for many effects and is…

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Many guys have a soft spot for their cars and garages, and put in a significant amount of effort to keep them in immaculate condition. So why don’t they keep their own bodies in such immaculate condition as well? Too many successful men are dying prematurely due to conditions like heart attacks that can be…

Nowadays it seems like everyone is talking about gluten, and this previously obscure protein has become public enemy number one. From celebrities to best-selling authors, advocates of a gluten free diet are insisting that gluten is poison for our bodies and that it is the root cause of many disorders that plague Western societies. Whether…

This is a very nice story, but it makes me sad. The guy (Lukas Wartma) was lucky to be working at a genomic centre and was practically saved by his colleagues, but what about all other cancer patients who not so fortunate and do not have such access to cutting edge science? Ironically this story…

Current genome sequencing technologies already allow for cost effective and comprehensive disease prediction. However,  for the average consumer, does it really make sense to pay $5,000 for a whole genome analysis at this time? And what can they gain from  an analysis of this sort?  After all, genome sequencing will identify three to five million…

If one judges by the news, announcements, and movies, the standard medical genetic practice is pictured to be just short of some kind of magic or, at least, to be on the cutting edge of technology. The doctors make a finger prick or take saliva sample from the affected patients and within a few hours…

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