Nature, nurture and wiring the brain
The more we understand about the genetic variations that affect our brains, the more questions are raised – for example, are we a product of nature or nurture, and what should we test for? Plus, why Y loss is bad for men, the usefulness of junk DNA, and a crunchy gene of the month.
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In this edition of Naked Genetics
13:39 – Remodelling accelerated ageing
Researchers at Cambridge University have made a step forward in understanding – and maybe tackling – a rare accelerated ageing disease
14:57 – Y loss is bad for men
A new study suggests a reason why men may have shorter average lifespans than women – it could be down to misplaced Y chromosomes.
15:56 – Human cloning a step closer
Researchers have created cloned human embryonic stem cells from adult cells for the first time, according to a report in Cell Stem Cell.
25:18 – What is Junk DNA?
From: Richard Thornley
Sent: Saturday, 31 August 2013, 15:41
Subject: some science questions!
Afew of questions that have bothered me for a while:
If all the junk dna could be removed from dna would we be healthier?
28:30 – Gene of the Month – Tempura
Our crisp and crunchy Gene of the Month is called Tempura, named after the Japanese deep-fried battered treat.