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  • Gene Mutation Links Dyslexia and Handedness

    Nov 8

    Recent studies reveal that there is a link between reading ability, brain asymmetry, and the hand a person prefers to write with. Researchers found this after studying the genomes of 192 children who had difficulty with reading. This means there is a genetic reason why some children are dyslexic. It also reveals interesting things about what hand t...

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  • Photos of my Grandfather

    Nov 5

    Earlier this week, my uncle sent me a very interesting email through Facebook. He said that he has been connecting with some long lost family members, (whom I never new existed). One of these newly found family members put some really old family photos onto his Facebook page. My uncle said that some of the photos were of his father, who was my gran...

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  • Genetic Studies Provide Possibilities In Cancer Treatment

    Nov 3

    Pancreatic cancer is an especially serious and frightening form of cancer. It is often completely undetected until it has reached an advanced stage. It tends to reject many forms of treatment. Around 43,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. Less than one out of five cases are caught early enough to be surgi...

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  • Breast Cancer Gene Can Be Passed Paternally

    Nov 2

    Most of the time, when a genetic screening is done of family members who may carry the genes that increase the risk of breast cancer, it is only the women of the family who are tested. However, it is also very important that the men in the family have the same genetic screening done as well. It turns out that the genes that increase the risk ...

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  • Professional Genealogists to the Rescue!

    Nov 2

    There is a phrase genealogists tend to use when they have done absolutely all the research from each and every source they could find, only to come up with nothing. It's called “hitting a brick wall”. This colorful phrase evokes the frustration one feels when you give something your very best effort and do not get the result you hoped for. It a...

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  • Does the Liberal Gene Run In Your Family?

    Nov 2

    Politics, and political leanings, are a big subject, especially as America prepares itself for an upcoming election. It isn't unheard of for an entire family line to decide to vote a certain way, or to be strongly supportive of either the Democratic or the Republican candidates. Did you ever wonder why that is so?Researchers have found that while t...

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  • Do Your Research Online

    Nov 2

    Doing genealogy research can be time consuming. If you don't happen to be a professional genealogist, then at least some of your day is taken up by your job. Another large portion of your day is going to be spent taking care of your children, eating meals with your family, and doing the general day to day cleaning and chores that everyone has to do...

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  • Traveling To Visit Long Lost Relatives

    Nov 2

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  • Genealogy News (DNA research)

    Oct 27

    A recent study has revealed that ADHD is actually a genetic condition. This discovery was made by researchers from the Medical Research Council Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics and Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology at Cardiff University in Wales, in the UK. Genealogists who have been working on the genetic genea...

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  • Genealogy.com

    Oct 26

    Genealogy.com has an extremely easy to remember name! This website has a section called First Steps that you should review if you are have not visited this website before. When I clicked on the link that says: About Us, it re-directed me to the Ancestry.com corporate website. I found this to be confusing. The Genealogy.com website is a place wh...

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