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Studies suggest that Taínos genes are not extinct

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A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests that Taínos were not extinct as it has been widely believed, as they found their genes in living people.

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Puerto Rican genetics prevents coronary disease

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Despite having a higher risk factor of coronary disease, in Puerto Rico the incidence of these diseases is 30% lower than in the United States.  A study by Dr. Pablo Ivan Altieri, a cardiologist and researcher from the School of Medicine from the Medical Science Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, suggested that this is due to ethnicity and genetic factors of the population.

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Insituto de verano para maestros de escuela superior en temas de genética

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Personal Genetics in the High School Classroom: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

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Understanding genetics in latinos

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This article is the third in this series about human genetics and the 1000 Genomes project.

 

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The millenary journey of a species

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Scientists from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez studied the mitochondrial DNA of Caribbean geckos to understand their evolution.

 

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The Puerto Rican Parrot Genome Project: A Community Effort

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Day by day, scientists face great challenges in carrying out their research. Traditionally, in order to fund their projects, scientists write research proposals to government agencies, where they are evaluated by other colleagues. The challenge is even greater for early career scientists, as they must compete with established scientists with vast experience. The picture is less encouraging if we consider that the budget problems threaten the "sequestration" of funds for science and technology.

Save the Parrot with Style / Desfile de Moda pro Cotorra Boricua, Casa Isleña, Puntas, Rincón

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Save the Parrot with Style
Saturday, March 16
Casa Isleña, Puntas, Rincón

Featuring:
- Miss Turismo Latino P.R.
- Jewelry Collection by Greetchen Díaz presented by models of the West Fashion Week
- Live music, raffle gifts from local shops and restaurants
- Free food

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To benefit The Puertorrican Parrot Genome Project and the Caribbean Genome Center (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez)

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