Aarathi Prasad, a geneticist and mother of a mixed race child, sets out to challenge the ideas of racial purity and examines provocative claims that there are in fact biological advantages to being mixed race. Is It Better To Be Mixed Race? on Vimeo < View Documentary here It’s a controversial subject that has […]Read More
Posts tagged genetics
Eat Right For Your Blood Type
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING DIET PHENOMENON Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo is a noted naturopathic physician, researcher, and lecturer, and the author of the revolutionary Eat Right series. His extensive research and clinical testing of the connection among blood type, health, and disease has garnered international recognition and led to groundbreaking work on many illnesses. […]Read More
Science explains why you hate your close relative’s natural scent
People can recognize the smell of their close family members – but surprisingly, they do not like it. When asked which smells they liked, the answers were even more intriguing. The volunteers far preferred the smells of other people to those of their own family members. Czilli then asked everyone to sniff two T-shirts, one […]Read More
DNA & Your Unconscious Mind
Why do we find certain people more attractive than others? Have you heard it said “you can’t help who you’re attracted to?” while it might be true, your unconscious mind is making DNA level decisions for you. Why do we find symmetry to be more attractive? Dr.Gancstead says it may have to do with oxidative […]Read More
Seeing Color For The First Time
Color blindness affects millions of people worldwide. Most men are color blind, It affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. CVD (Color Vision Deficiency) can be acquired, but most are inherited genetically. The genes that influence the colors inside the eyes, called ‘photopigments,’ are carried on the X chromosome. If these genes are […]Read More
Sequencing My Genome
For privacy reasons I will not post my specific genetic variations but will share & summarize some pretty interesting facts… 1 – Intelligence; longevity a May 2014 paper suggests this variant improves intelligence. Has higher cranial capacity. Another IQ gene? Better intracranial volume? Slightly increased lifespan? This is a well known longevity gene. Longer telomeres, […]Read More
Vikings in Morocco and Africans in early medieval Ireland & Britain?
This might explain why some Scandinavian genes are showing up in a few DNA test results of African descendants. –Sea expeditions of the Viking Age Three burials from early medieval Britain that have been identified as those of African women on the basis of an examination of their skeletal remains. One of the burials in […]Read More
Haitian man shares his Ancestry DNA Results
World Map Of Haiti –Historia con Mapas The Taíno people were the indigenous people of the Caribbean and Florida. At the time of European contact in the late 15th century, they were the principal inhabitants of most of Cuba, Trinidad , Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico. In the Greater Antilles, the […]Read More
Is it possible to inherit our ancestors’ memories?
After years of our ancestors trauma, how do we reconstruct ourselves? –thefuturesagency Theories that suggest that we can tap into the deep nature of DNA to uncover ancient memories are not new. In the 1960s, some psychological researchers claimed that there may be keys that unlock our DNA, revealing experiences of generations of our relatives […]Read More
Ancestry DNA Results
For this result I used AncestryDNA I used this company because they have the largest database. When I first read the results & saw this map, I wasn’t really shocked. I knew I was of mixed heritage. It also explains and help me understand my appearance. I’m mostly composed of African & European Ancestry. Like many […]Read More
DNA test proves some East Africans are descendants of Chinese sailors shipwrecked on Kenya’s shores 600 years ago
Their ancestors were said to be from indigenous women who intermarried with Chinese Ming sailors when they were shipwrecked. The earliest contacts between Kenya and China. Six centuries later, the descendants of these Chinese sailors are visible in Lamu where China’s ancient Maritime Silk road terminates. In Siyu village, archaeologists have discovered artifacts like porcelain and […]Read More
Bone Fragment of a 10,000 year old Middle Eastern DNA
Scientists from Europe, the United States and Iran who examined the DNA of 9,000 to 10,000-year-old bone fragments discovered in a cave near Eslamabad, 600 kilometers (370 miles) southwest of the Iranian capital of Tehran, found they belonged to a man with black hair, brown eyes and dark skin? Click map to view larger image […]Read More
What Are You?
Carmen Lee Solomons is an South African Model currently in the U.S. with a unique beauty of her own. Quote: This is a question I receive on a daily basis since I’ve been in America. The Khoisan people moved upwards to East Africa, where civilization then began in the Nile valley (Starting in Ethiopia, where Asian […]Read More
Are We All Related?
If you think your family is big now, it’s about to get even bigger. A new family tree project is showing that we have more cousins than we even realize. You may not know it yet, but AJ Jacobs is probably your cousin (many, many times removed). Using genealogy websites, he’s been following the unexpected […]Read More
The Theory of Natural Selection?
We asked Historian Robin Walker; If everyone came from Africans who migrated off the continent, how did other races emerge? In 1999 he wrote Classical Splendour: Roots of Black History published in the UK by Bogle L’Ouverture Publications. In the same year, he co-authored The West African Empire of Songhai, a textbook that is used […]Read More
Origin & Meaning of The One Drop Rule
When was the first time you learned about the one-drop rule? The one-drop rule is a social and legal principle of racial classification that was historically prominent in the United States asserting that any person with even one ancestor of sub-Saharan-African ancestry (“one drop” of black blood) is considered black (Negro in historical terms). […]Read More
CASEY AKA The Case Facee
Nationality: American Ethnicity: Caucasian Father, Native American Indian & African descent mother. Currently in College. Casey, from Florida, shares her story and feelings about how people gave her a hard time because they didn’t see her as the ethnicities she was and how her most important identity is her personal identity beyond race or ethnicity. […]Read More
Woman with blue eyes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
“Her beauty among such devastation was like seeing a lotus flower blossom from the mud.” I was on assignment for the Smithsonian magazine photographing the destroyed art after the earthquake in Haiti. Having previously covered the disaster, the destruction of so many thousands of paintings and sculptures was a whole new sadness I hadn’t realized […]Read More
Model: Dalianah Arekion
Nationality: (Santander, Cantabria, Spain) Spanish Ethnicity: European & Maurican, African. She’s 5’10 with blue/green eyes. Dalianah’s sun-kissed beauty is a genetic blessing from a Spanish Mother and a Mauritian Father. She speaks French, Spanish and English. Quote: African girl around the world. On the advice of a friend, Dalianah visited Traffic Models in Barcelona, and in […]Read More
In The 1990’s New Pyramids Were Found Off The Coast of North West Africa?
9 pyramids in Tenerife and 2 pyramids on La Palma 6 lava stone step pyramids in Güimar/Tenerife 3 lava stone step pyramids in Icod, Sta.Barbara, La Mancha/Tenerife. The Canary Islands have been known since antiquity. Until the Spanish colonization between 1402 and 1496, the Canaries were populated by an indigenous population called the Guanches, whose […]Read More
The World’s Most Common Eye Color Is Brown
1-Eyes are thought to have first developed in animals, in a very basic form, around 550 million years ago. 2-The world’s most common eye colour is brown. 3-Your eye is the fastest muscle in your body – hence why when something happens quickly, we say ‘in the blink of an eye! 4-You see with your […]Read More
Model: Chrystèle Saint-Louis Augustin
Nationality: French Ethnicity: Guadeloupean / Martiniquais (Caribbean /West Indies) African descent. Ms. Augustin speaks French and English. She is 5’10 1/2 ft tall with blue eyes. Quote: Both my parents and my brother are dark skinned but the West Indies are a mix of genes from different countries and you never know what skin color your baby […]Read More
Incredible Human Journey Out Of Africa
Dr. Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonise the world — overcoming hostile terrain, extreme weather and other species of human. She pieces together precious fragments of bone, stone and new DNA evidence and discovers how this journey changed these African ancestors into the people […]Read More
Eve (Discovery Channel)
Broadcast (2002) Narrated by Danny Glover, “The Real Eve” reveals that our shared genetic heritage links every living person on earth and traces the expansion of modern humans throughout the world. The discovery of the Eve gene stunned the world. It seems we could all be descended from just one female who lived in Africa. […]Read More
Colorism: Shades of Difference
Shades of Difference addresses the widespread but little studied phenomenon of colorism—the preference for lighter skin and the ranking of individual worth according to skin tone. Examining the social and cultural significance of skin color in a broad range of societies and historical periods, this insightful collection looks at how skin color affects people’s opportunities in Latin America, […]Read More
Albinism around the world
Indian albino man Rosetauri Pullman has 2 albino wives, 7 albino children. The Pullan children Shankar, 24, Ramkishan, 19, and Vijay, 25 (back row), along with daughters Deepa, 21 (left) and Pooja, 18 (right) all inherited albinism from their father Rosetauri and mother Mani (centre). Those with the condition do not produce enough melanin pigment, […]Read More
Europeans had dark skin, blue eyes 7,000 years ago, according to science.
According to researchers, this particular ancient man had a combination of African and European genes that led to dark skin and light eyes. Surprise! Ancient European had dark skin and blue eyes … Sunlight changes Many scientists have believed that lighter skin gradually arose in Europeans starting around 40,000 years ago, soon after people left […]Read More
Polygenic inheritance occurs when one characteristic is controlled by two or more genes. Often the genes are large in quantity but small in effect. Examples of human polygenic inheritance are height, skin color, eye color and weight. GREAT POLYGENIC INHERITANCE VIDEO REEL> https://archive.org/details/skindoc Based on the true story of Sandra Laing, a light-skinned, African […]Read More
What Color Eyes will your Children Have?
Blue eye Indian child below Haitian child with blue eyes below Asian blue eyes child below Source: What Color Eyes will your Children Have? | Understanding …Read More
J. Craig Venter’s Adrenaline: Fight or Flight Response
J. Craig Venter went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. When faced with immediate danger, the brain releases adrenaline, a hormone secreted from glands above the kidneys. In the case of a police officer confronted with a raging fire surge, adrenaline triggered the body to release stored ATP so […]Read More
Mark Shriver briefly discusses his research efforts in the Department of Anthropology at Penn State University. Mr. Shriver Quote: “I had the result for two or three years before I even looked up the ID number of the person whom we tested. I looked at who it was and it was me! I checked myself and […]Read More
“There were a whole lot of people upset by this study,” lead researcher Roberta Estes said. “They just knew they were Portuguese, or Native American.” In recent decades, interest in the origin of the Melungeons has risen dramatically with advances both in DNA research and in the advent of Internet resources that allow individuals to […]Read More