- Science is Fun!: Scientists create world's largest catalog of human genomic variation.
"An international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world's largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers with powerful clues to help them establish why some people are susceptible to various diseases."
"The catalog more than doubles the number of known variant sites in the human genome, and can now be used in a wide range of studies of human biology and medicine, providing the basis for a new understanding of how inherited differences in DNA can contribute to disease risk and drug response."
- Gadget: Skulpt Aim
An interesting gadget that can measure body fat percentage and muscle quality. I love the idea; the ability to scientifically know that you are gaining muscle mass from your workouts. However, the reviews are across the board, some say it's not accurate, while others swear by it. Personally, I hesitate to buy first generation products. I'll hold off until the next version is released. It's a cool idea and will likely bring a new generation of health gadgets our way!
- Fun? Fact:
"About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved," according to the American Heart Association.
My wife and I are both CPR certified.
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."
– Stephen Covey
Every Friday I'll blog about topics related to health, fitness, wellness, self-improvement, and other miscellaneous topics I find interesting.