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2009 Spittoon Highlights – Part 2

In our last post we highlighted a few of the coolest (in our opinion!) health-related developments of 2009.  But human genetics isn't all about disease.  Here are a few more favorites: The Romanovs 2009 saw the identification of the remains of the missing members of this Russian royal family, as well as ...

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Researchers Discover the True Identity of the “Royal Disease”

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Prince Alexei, 1911. The princes of early 20th century Europe had a problem.  The source of their wealth and power -- the royal blood coursing through their veins -- could also sentence them to an early death. A mutation that spontaneously arose in the DNA of Britain's ...

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