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The 100K Wellness Project

Lee Hood, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Institute for Systems Biology, spells out his vision for the 100K Wellness Project, which was launched in March of 2014. For more on the project, be sure to check out "Promoting Wellness & Demystifying Disease: The 100K Project," written by Dr. Hood and Nathan D. Price, Ph.D., from the third issue of Clinical OMICs.

  • DNA: Past to Present

    GEN celebrates DNA Day with a video retelling of the still-unfolding DNA story, from early structural revelations, to innovative technologies, to life-altering applications.

  • Better Coffee through Chemistry

    Science can help you get the perfect cup of coffee. Not all coffee is the same. How you brew it, as well as the water and the beans you use, can determine your perfect cup.

  • 3D Printing an Artificial Kidney

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have bioprinted an implantable artificial kidney, with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

  • Rising Stars of Life Science George Church at TedX about Whole Genome Sequencing

    George Church talks about recent breakthroughs with DNA.  George helped initiate the Human Genome Project and is one of the 6 scientists who proposed the The Brain Activity Map Project that's making a splash in scientific circles

  • Genetic Test Aims to Improve Diabetes Diagnosis

    An inexpensive, fast, genetic test could help doctors more easily distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes when diagnosing patients.

  • Why Are People Allergic to Peanuts?

    Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be potentially fatal for 1 to 2 percent of the global population. What makes peanut allergies so lethal, and why is the number of peanut-allergy sufferers on the rise?

  • Earlier Neanderthal Presence in Europe

    An analysis of ancient DNA suggests Neanderthals were living in northern Spain around 430,000 years ago. The finding pushes the previous assumptions of Neanderthal presence in Europe by at least 30,000 years.

  • How Bacteria Make a Grappling Hook for Propulsion

    Many bacteria, including important pathogens, move by projecting grappling-hook-like extensions called type IV pili from their cell bodies. After these pili attach to other cells or objects in their environment, the bacteria retract the pili to pull themselves forward.

  • Teeth Reveal the Secrets of Human Evolution in Latest Research

    New research led by scientists at Monash University has shown how by studying teeth of our ancestors can reveal some of the secrets of human evolution.

  • What Bats Might Reveal About Your Brain

    Researchers think a bat's brain might give us clues on how human brains are able to decide on which particular sounds are deserving of their attention.

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The Triple Package and Success

One theory for explaining “success," put forward by Amy Chua Jed Rubenfeld, posits cultural traits such as a superiority complex, personal insecurity and impulse control. Union College professors Joshua Hart and Christopher Chabris counter that intelligence, conscientiousness, and economic advantage are the most likely elements of success, regardless of ethnicity. Do you think that Hart-Chabris make a better argument for achieving success than the Chua-Rubenfeld theory?

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