Pseudo Random News and Comment

DNA clock helps to get measure of people’s lifespans. I don’t think I want to know what time it is on my DNA clock. At my current age, no matter what the answer is it will be far too soon.

New mechanism of inheritance could advance study of evolution, disease treatment. Epigenetics isn’t new but this demonstrates the effect can last 25 generations in worms. I doubt selection pressures would extend out that long in humans, but without knowing more details of the genetic changes accompanying the agricultural revolution for example, that’s just speculation since epigenetics could have provided significant stop-gap measures until the rest of the hardware caught up.

Even cockroaches have different personalities – and therefore more personality than your ex.

Study ties immune cells to delayed onset of post-stroke dementia. I’m not happy reading this since I’m almost 5 years post stroke now and noticing an increasing  number of mental errors (hopefully just biased observations). MMF should be helpful against B cells so maybe there’s an upside to feeling like total crap all the time on it.

Malocclusion and dental crowding arose 12,000 years ago with earliest farmers. Finally a good explanation for the wisdom tooth problem.


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