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Chromosome (24) mtDNA – Lynn Margulis and the mitochondrial DNA

In many cultures, surnames are passed from father to child. I’m a McLysaght because my father, my father’s father, and my father’s grandfather were McLysaghts. Unfortunately, my many female ancestors don’t get recorded. And in fact, I don’t even know my great-grandmothers’ maiden names. But there does exist a very important genetic link between the […]

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Chromosome 21 – How accidental inheritance can lead to Downs syndrome

Our genetic information, our DNA, is conveniently packaged into little bundles called chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of them, 46 altogether. They contain the instructions that the body uses to build itself, the recipe for a human, if you will. Accidentally duplicating copies of the DNA instructions can cause problems later on. That’s what happens […]

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What Caused These Mysterious Genetic Mutations?

haemophilia infertility and a whole host of life-threatening conditions genetic mutations in the royal families were passed on through generations of inbreeding stay tuned to number one to find out how inbreeding may have helped the United States win the Revolutionary War number 10 haemophilia one of the most recognized symptoms of inbreeding haemophilia is […]

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