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The Human Microbiome

More than two decades ago, the human DNA was analysed to find out how many genes are present. Initially researchers theorized that the more complex the organism, the higher the number of genes. However, from the Human Genome Project, it was discovered that humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. It was also noted that... Continue Reading →

Pharmacogenesis: The Future of Medicine

Usually the same medicines are prescribed to all patients except in special cases such as if a patient is allergic or is not comfortable with a particular medicine. The field of precision medicine aims to tailor medical treatment to a particular person or group of people. Pharmacogenomics is a branch of precision medicine in which... Continue Reading →

The Genomic Age of Medicine

For hundreds of years scientists had been trying to understand health and disease. They believed that with this knowledge, they can further better cures for human diseases. From Robert Hooke, who was the first person to view a micro-organism with a microscope in the 17th century to Schleiden and Schwann who established the cell theory... Continue Reading →

Love in the Digital Age

In the time before the invention of the internet, couples used to have either arranged or love marriages. They would meet, go out for dinner or to a cinema theatre. Although it used to take extra efforts to meet the other person due to being physically present, people found it better as physical contact gives... Continue Reading →

Is Vegetarianism a diet to adopt?

Imagine living in a world where you are deprived from your rights and tortured to be eaten by other creatures. Vegetarianism used to be an unusual lifestyle choice. But, today it is becoming more common and accepted by mainstream society. While there are many reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet, the most important are economic... Continue Reading →

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