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Current Protocols Pop Quiz

From now until 10 November 2015 , stand a chance to win Amazon eVouchers when you take our Current Protocols pop quiz. Discover a wealth of knowledge from hundreds of laboratory protocols as you take part in this easy and fun quiz. How it works? 1. Enter your particulars. 2. Answer 3 questions successfully and […]

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14 October 2015 is Stem Cell Awareness Day

Stem cell research is a highly ethically and morally controversial topic even till today despite the many years that have passed since its first introduction in 1998. Firstly, what are stem cells? Simply speaking, they are a type of cells with the potential to differentiate into specialized cells. This is one of the promising fields […]

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Nominations open for the 15th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, awarded by the Wiley Foundation, has recognized breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research since 2002. It seeks to honor research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes. This annual prize provides the awardee with: A […]

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inbreeding - BMI and health of inbred children in India

Effects of Inbreeding on Children in India

Can children of inbred families have significant differences from those of non-inbred families? Researchers explored how body mass index (BMI) was linked to endogamy. Parental consanguinity and degree of inbreeding are most important factors of depression in height, weight and BMI among children. 1,270 children were randomly selected to participate in the study where their […]

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