Archive for September, 2012

Scientists have successfully used a new DNA amplification technique to sequence the genome of a Denisovan, a member of an ancient subspecies of human.  The DNA, taken from a young girl’s finger bone, has yielded a profile so high in quality that it rivals what could be obtained from a living human.  As a result, […]


The California legislature recently voted to limit the practice of gay-straight conversion therapy in that state. From the Wall Street Journal article: California’s state legislature on Thursday passed the nation’s first law banning professional psychological therapy aimed at turning gay and lesbian youth straight… The legislation, which will next go to Gov. Jerry Brown for review, […]