Posts tagged "dna"

Kate Godwin Is Sharing Her DNA For The Sake Of Art And I Love It

I have a Shelf of Oddities (yes, I capitalize it in my head) that contains a toy bust of a Black Barbie, a miniature black Frank Kozik Gipper Bust, a School House Rock soundtrack, a vintage Franc, a chunk of pyrite, a bag of semi-precious rocks (mostly also pyrite), a paper knife, the rubber-band detritu…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

Suspicious Spouses Use Soiled Undies To Expose Infidelity

Exposing marital infidelity can be a costly and time consuming endeavor. Sure, there is a plethora of high-tech methods out there, but did you know you can now go CSI-style on your significant other’s soiled undergarments to expose an extramarital affair?

A national DNA testing company, The Paternity Lab Center, is providing the relatively…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / April 19, 2012

New York State Rape Kits Get DNA Upgrade

We’re definitely in the DNA age, people. You only need to tune into the paternity-testing “The Maury Show” or a crime show marathon to know that. So it’s about time New York state gives its rape testing kits, which were first introduced in emergency rooms 20 years ago, a DNA upgrade. Today, state officials are…

By: Annika Harris / October 22, 2009

The Age You Lose Your Virginity Might Be Determined By Your Genes

Girls who grew up without fathers at home tend to be early bloomers in the sex department compared with those whose fathers lived with them. Researchers have been trying to figure out the reason for this for years. Is it because there’s no watchful eye looking over them and keeping them in line? Is it…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 21, 2009

Would You Want To Know If You’re High Risk For Cancer?

We know we’re supposed to head to the lady doctor once a year for a gyno and breast exam to catch any signs of cancer early. But these days, women can even go one step further—they can get genetic testing. Women who get tested for BRCA gene mutations will know if they are 60% more…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 21, 2009

Genes Might Influence Why Men Don’t Commit

Bad news for human females, as well as female voles (they’re rodents similar to mice): Swedish scientists have discovered that a man’s reluctance to commit might be in his genes. We’re not exactly sure how scientists figured out rodents don’t like to marry, but hey, whatever.

It’s called the “334 version of the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2009

Forget His Kiss, It’s In His DNA

Finding that special someone can seem like an impossible search for a single gal, but the Swiss experts at Gene Partner have gotten the hunt down to a science. While normally it takes a little romance, a couple drinks, and at least one meal to know if a man is right for you and your…

By: Simcha / September 9, 2008

Digital Time Capsule With Superstar Sperm Is Being Sent To Space

Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital…

By: Simcha / September 8, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Dutch Animals, Six Women, And John Adams

The Dutch parliament voted unanimously to outlaw bestiality and pornography involving animals. Previously, Dutch law had forbidden bestiality only when animals were found to be mistreated. One small step for man, one giant leap for horses. [AP]…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 14, 2008