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Need for Sleep Is Inherited

A major international study figured out that individuals with a certain variant of the ABCC9 gene had half an hour more sleep on average than those with another variant, and one European in five has this bit of DNA. Continue reading

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‘New Biology’ Cures Before The Illness Strikes

Hunting single genes does give a complete picture of how the human body works and illnesses develop. Instead, we should look at the networks of genes and proteins, says University of Tartu Professor Johan Björkegren. Continue reading

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Reading Human Gene Codes and Minds

In an interview with Sigrid Kõiv, UT professor of Cognitive and Forensic Psychology Talis Bachmann explains the possibilities and problems of reading other peoples’ minds. Professor’s research interests include consciousness studies, visual awareness, advertising effects and much more. Continue reading

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From +34°C in India to -32°C in Estonia

This is a story of the first Indian student to have defended his PhD thesis in Molecular Biology at the University of Tartu. Gyaneshwer Chaubey arrived to Estonia on a cold and dark day in January 2006, his supervisor was waiting for him with two enormous jackets. Continue reading

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Study Proves The Genetic Continuity of Jews

The study, published recently in Nature, analyzes the relationship between different Jewish communities, their possible common origins, and genetic relationship with differing peoples in whose midst one or another Jewish community has lived, often more than a thousand years. Continue reading

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