May 31, 2016

PBS host discusses secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

Kenyatta D. Berry can trace some of her African-American ancestors back to the 1790s. Even for a professional genealogist who serves as a host of the popular TV show “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, that’s quite an accomplishment. Doing family research poses unique challenges for African-Americans, who often hit what is called “the slavery wall” once they… [Read more…]

Ambry Genetics Launches AmbryShare, the Largest Disease-Specific Public Database of Sequenced Human Genomes, Increasing the Understanding of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10 Fold

Pledges sizeable investment to collect, sequence, and share critical data to unlock true potential of the human genome, breaking the hoarding data mold that hinders medical progress ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Ambry Genetics, a leader in clinical genetic diagnostics and genetics software solutions, took a radical step to fulfill the promise… [Read more…]

Olympic Peninsula B&B is startling replica of George Washington’s house

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — You just never know what you’ll see when you turn off Highway 101 on the far side of Sequim. Zig and zag the back lanes toward Dungeness Spit and there’s plenty to gawk at: the occasional lavender farm, wide views of windswept water, heavily loaded ships plodding past Victoria, and, oh look,… [Read more…]

Chronic Pain Changes DNA In The Brain And Immune System

Chronic pain is a poorly understood condition in which the nervous system consistently fires out pain signals for a long period of time, sometimes without an actual injury to trigger it. Compared to acute pain, chronic pain typically lasts for six months or more, and it turns out that it might change our bodies on a… [Read more…]

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