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Simple home DNA kit allows you to find out what your DNA says about you and your family. Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.
With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.
One of the biggest unrecognized challenges to balance in consensus standards development processes is lack of balance in governance. What do I mean by that?
Governance is about who decides. Who decides what the priorities are? Who decides where scarce resources are deployed? Who decides not just what gets done, but who does it?
Let's look at several examples of lack of balance in government in standards development over the last decade:
Balance in governance
One of the biggest unrecognized challenges to balance in consensus standards development processes is lack of balance in governance.
Identical twins who shared the same sports and other physical activities as youngsters but different exercise habits as adults soon developed quite different bodies and brains, a new study from Finland found.
We like to imagine our pets are in agony while we're out of the house, even if it's just for half an hour. Sure, we observe their joy when we return, but, clinically speaking, what's going on in our furry friends' short-term memory?
New assays can detect malaria parasites in human blood at very low levels and might be helpful in the campaign to eradicate malaria, reports a new study. An international team led by Ingrid Felger, took advantage of genes that have multiple copies in the parasite genome to reveal parasites present at concentrations that are 10 times lower than the detection limit of current standard assays.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.
Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to new research.