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November 20, 2012: I have seen numbers about how often closely related people in different parts of the world have kids together.  How do they get those numbers?  Do they just look through marriage records or is there some way to see it in their DNA?
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September 12, 2012: Do dogs have the same kind of DNA as humans?
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May 23, 2011: Please help me to understand how gene flow, natural selection, and genetic drift affect gene frequencies; in the simplest form. I am in a physcial anthropology class and am having a difficult time understanding this concept. Thank you.
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January 26, 2011: Why do children from the same parents have different heights, different eye colors, body builds, personalities, etc.?
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January 12, 2011: Are there ways for a boy to end up NOT colorblind when his mom is colorblind and his dad isn't?
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December 3, 2010: I just read about that bacteria that can live in arsenic. This is kind of cool but what's the big deal? It isn't really E.T. or anything.
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October 28, 2010: Are cells designed to only work with specific DNA types? For example, can human DNA work in a tomato cell? If not, why not?
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June 11, 2010: What is it like to be a genetic scientist? My friend is a total science nerd and wants to be one when she grows up. (Lame, right?)
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May 28, 2010: If someone is born with a mutation, like violet eyes, can their offspring have violet eyes too?
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September 2, 2009: If people get some genes from their mom and some genes from their dad, do you have some of your own genes?
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