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People Who Had Their Lives Changed By DNA Tests

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share how their lives were changed by DNA tests. The resulting stories are filled to the brim with the kind of shocking realizations that can completely change a family. Got to be ready for those DNA tests, man. Sh*t can get very wild. 

People share stories of how their lives were changed by DNA tests.
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Facebook Post Calling For "Black Donors" Gets Called Out

This moronic Facebook post calling for "Black donors" was swiftly rejected, challenged, and generally condemned in the comments section. You can see whoever posted it work on standing their ground, and not budging when it came to potentially reassessing their original post. Never underestimate the stubbornness of a fool who got caught up in messing up a stupid social media post.

Company's Facebook post about calling for "black donors" gets educated in the comments section.
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If the wizarding gene is dominant, as J.K. Rowling says in her famous series of Harry Potter books, then how can a wizard be born to muggle parents (non-magical people)? And how can there be squibs (non-magical people born into wizarding lines)?

It seems these baffling genetic questions have finally been answered, thanks to Andrea Klenotiz, a biology student at the University of Delaware.

In a six-page paper, which she sent to Rowling, Klenotiz outlines how the wizarding gene works and even explains why some witches and wizards are more powerful than others.
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A strain of rice genetically engineered to protect against diarrhoeal disease could offer a cost-effective way to protect children in developing countries, according a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation yesterday (8 August).