I Am Fascinated By Genetics

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    My Love of Genetics

    Well i always wanted to go into science. It has always intrested me. I like gentics b/c it combines chemistry, biology, and i think like a mad scientist, and many see genetics as playing god, and i say, all the more reason to do it. From artifically creating new bactria to...
    Iame Iame
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2008

    When I had my genes "sampled" a year

    or two ago, delving into immediate genealogy was just an afterthought, despite looking to clarify a few pesky family legends. In fact just two weeks ago I posted here noting among other things how unlikely it would be for a relative to get independently tested. Thus it was with...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    1 Response Sep 17, 2014

    Adoptee

    I am an adoptee so I guess I should know better than most the bearing of genetics. However, I only really know about the bearing of environment. It is only when I meet my birth family that I will know how much genetics influences me. And then there are always those gray areas...
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

    I think I should create some random new groups

    as this doesn't really count as "fascinated". I just finished two and half month run to impute (estimate/predict) cataloged variations in OpenSNP individuals (although this was on top of half a year calculation to prepare for stratifying them by ethnicity). Now, of course, the...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

    Blurred Origins

    I started being interested in genetics when I received my first pregnancy blood test, beginning of second trimester. To me, it was clear I was  A, and nearly sure +, but... I opened the letter, and found out I was O + I knew my mother was A+ because I had seen it on her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 9, 2008

    So, I'll just quote this: 'Jennifer Abel writes

    at the LA times that according to a recent survey over 80% of Americans says they support "mandatory labels on foods containing DNA," roughly the same number that support the mandatory labeling of GMO foods "produced with genetic engineering." Ilya Somin, writing about the...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    I should get in the habit of editing longer

    stories on word processor separately first, because I know this comes out a huge jumble even in my mind, let alone down on screen. And EP's modern twitter-like edit-box doesn't help the matter any. Or maybe I'll just need to keep my posts into one sentence :) So I suppose the...
    Faust76 Faust76
    70+, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    A friend realized her father was not her father

    when she learned of eye color genetics. Two blue eyed parents can't have a brown eyed child.
    Elayla Elayla
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    Genetic Abuse By Military Or Secret Societies

    I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO SOUND WEIRD BUT I HAVE EXPERIENCED STRANGE THINGS... VIRUSES, PLAGUES AND ALMOST MAN MADE CLIMATE LIKE STORMS THAT HIT IN STRATEGIC PLACES ALMOST... LIKE IN THE MOVIE "THE MUMMY"I DO BELIEVE THAT ORGANISATIONS ARE SPREADING DISEASES DELIBERATELY TO CERTAIN...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    Klinefelter syndrome,

    also known as the XXY condition, is a term used to describe males who have an extra X chromosome in most of their cells. Instead of having the usual XY chromosome pattern that most males have, these men have an XXY pattern. Klinefelter syndrome is named after Dr. Henry...
    SexyLexiMX81 SexyLexiMX81
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    New Research Into Homosexuality

    There has been more research into homosexuality. Recent research has suggested that gay and straight men respond differently to pheromones. The research showed that when both heterosexual women (lesbians were included in the study, but the results regarding them were "somewhat...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    20 Responses Jul 24, 2010

    Wow

    I think it's incredible how something so simple like DNA can hide so much information about ... well, everything. I was stunned when I first read about Mendelian genetics- so so simple and just ingenious. I want to know more about it.
    nicerain nicerain
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    Trying To Solve Mysteries

    Genetics fascinates me, because I believe it is a tool that can help me understand some of the mysteries in my life. I recently had my DNA testing done through 23andMe. The answers I am looking for are firstly, clues about my ancestry, and secondly, information about my unusual...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2011
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