Category Archives for "Genetics"

We’re Just Big Slime Buckets – Part 3

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Why, when, where and how our slime is created and what happens when things go wrong.

In this article, Part 3, I look at our upper respiratory system to illustrate how and where mucus is made and by which cells, what its constituents are and how it works to protects us from infections and keeps our bodies operating like well oiled machines.

You’ll also learn about mucin genes and see how turning them on and off ensures that we maintain the amount of mucus we need for everyday usage. You’ll also see what happens when an infection is detected…More

January 4, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Your Genes

These days everyone wants to know all about their genes and what they might learn about themselves if they knew their DNA (genomic) sequence.

Do I have any bad genes that could make me sick? Do I carry any bad genes that I might pass on to my child that will make them sick? How come my hair is black and my Mom’s is brown? Why am I so much taller than my Mom and Dad? Who am I related to? What is my ancestry? And the list goes on and on….

In this article I give you just enough information about your genes so that you‘re comfortable when someone starts talking about genes, genetics and genomes…More