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  • Archive for May, 2009

    General News From the World of Science

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    Today’s blog is just a gathering of things I’ve learned recently while perusing the numerous journals I subscribe to. A┬árecent issue of The Lancet published a study that says that if your BMI (body mass index) is 30-35 which is the definition of moderate obesity, you can expect to have 2-4 years cut off of […]

    Correlation & Causation – Genetics versus Epigenetics/Metabolomics

    Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

    People ask me why I am not all that excited about genetic testing. I think the following explanation from Dr. H. Frederik Nijhout, Department of Biology, Duke University puts it my thoughts together perfectly. He talks about genes and what they really do and how our behavior and environment are as important, if not more […]