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You are what you eat… and what your grandma ate?


There are a lot of crazy diet fads out there, and sometime in the future, when the technology is right, maybe there will be another: get in a time machine and tell your grandmothers to eat healthier food while they were pregnant with your parents. That is, if it turns out that the obesity in humans, like mice, can be affected by the diet of people two generations back.

I want more candy!
The organic stuff, please!
My brain hurts!

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This Week’s BioBites: Good News at Last!

Well, while Wall Street falls apart, scientists have been busy figuring out everything from why we all want to punish those Wall Street brokers to better ways to detect Down’s syndrome. Hope these help take your mind off the economy!

This week’s BioBites!

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If I only had a brain… I’d be fatter?!?


By now, we can all name lots of things that are making Americans fat: McDonalds, video games, fad diets that don’t work… the list goes on and on. But here’s one I bet you haven’t heard before: using your brain.

I want more candy!
You’re lying, right?
My brain hurts!

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