Sapinda based scientific rules

Sapinda/Ram/Evolution/Scientific Laws of Marriage In India the time before 5000BC is known as the peak time of Aryan people with Lord Ram as the main protagonist of Aryans. But even before his birth, under oldest law maker Manu and the seven sages (Saptarishis) laws for Aryan society were made. As per Aryan dharma and Vedic literature seven sages (Saptarishi) are considered as the sages with great learning and the rule makers of the Aryan society. Among them two sages, Kashyapa and Bhardwaja, are considered as the sages with deep knowledge of Genetics along with other fields. Based on their deep insights on the impact of Nature and Nurture on living… Read More

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Scientific Marriage Rules

Sapinda/Ram/Evolution/Scientific Laws of Marriage “Nature thus tells us, in the most emphatic manner, That she abhors perpetual self-fertilization.” From Darwin’s work on the fertilization of orchids   18th century brought many significant changes in the western society and the movement towards science and its development progressed at a high pace. Many old taboos were challenged; many new fields were discovered and opened. One among them was the oldest yet the latest, known as field of evolution and genetics. Though knowledge of genetics was used in plant and animal breeding for long in world but its extension to humans was not explored to that extent. Then in 19th century Modern day… Read More

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Danger of lifestyle (civilizational) diseases

Lifestyle diseases are the latest emerging challenge to the mankind. The changing food habits, way of life and other factors has lead to increase in the frequency of some diseases at a much higher pace than other. While in the developed nations lifestyle diseases are major health challenges for few decades, the heat of it can now be seen in developing world also. Globally more than 14 million people die/year due to lifestyle diseases. Thus its important for us to identify them and fight against them. Lifestyle diseases: The diseases which are associated with the way a person or group of people lives is known as lifestyle diseases. They are… Read More

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Genetic Inheritance in Man

In the world of diversity some people are similar to each other in physical characteristics and other features. Why? Because of genes, Genes are the basis of inheritance. Many traits/characteristics are based on the genes inherited by the individual and the similarity of genes lead to similarity of individuals. But Are genes, the only source of inheritance or some other processes and factors are also responsible for it. Why some siblings are similar in behavior while some aren’t? If there are some other factors then what are those factors and how they influence us. The answer to all this lies in the form of inheritance and the governing factors of… Read More

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Balancing of genes

Genes are the basis of human and the heredity. They define our physical features and also influence our behavior, mind and various other aspects of life. But all the genes are not of similar strength. Like nations with differing strengths they are also of differing strength and the recessives need external help to withstand the onslaught from dominant genes and remain alive in a population. The gene frequency changes among the population with time and environment. But some genes maintain balance in the population and are preferred in group instead of one allele form. So we need to look at- What this balance is, how this is maintained and why… Read More

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Consanguinity and genetic diseases

Every population has its own burden of diseases. Some regions suffer from high internally influenced diseases, while some suffer from high externally influenced diseases. Today we have the knowledge and sources to address both these challenges but this can’t happen without changes in social and cultural norms. One of the important reason of high burden of genetic diseases is consanguinity. Word consanguinity is derived from Latin word consanguineous which means ‘with the blood.’ Thus consanguinity or consanguineous mating can be described as the sexual mating among the individuals closely related through blood ties. Historically due to some reason or another it is prevalent in various societies. Today, though consanguinity among… Read More

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Basics of genetic counselling

The recent growth in medical science has opened many new avenues and protective fields in healthcare. One among them is the field of genetics and it’s ever evolving applications to the humanity. Though the knowledge about genes isn’t new and practiced for centuries (refer http://ayubook.com/sapinda-and-the-laws-of-genetics/ ), but the scientific bases to it and its applications are new. One of the major developing fields of it is the genetic counseling. The importance of genetic counseling has also increased in manifolds because of the raised awareness on the consanguinity and its ills (refer http://ayubook.com/consanguinity-and-genetic-diseases/ ). What is Genetic Counseling? Genetic counseling is the advice given to prospective parents or person affected by… Read More

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Can genetic evolution stop in a population?

Are we evolving or not? If not, is there any deterioration in our breed with evolutionary life? Can this make us extinct or not in coming years? If yes, how can we overcome this silent death? With the threats of climate change, deteriorating environment and the large scale extinction of many species the raising of question on human survivability are normal. As evolution is the force to withstand all these challenges, it is important for us to know- Is there a possibility that our evolution can stop? The frequency of genes and their distribution among the populations can increase, decrease or remain stable. These changes in gene frequency create different… Read More

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Oncogenes

Cancer is one of the major health challenges in front of us. Though we have made a lot progress in the field of cancer treatment but still a lot needs to be done. One of the major developing area in the cancer study is the oncogenes. Oncogene is defined as a kind of abnormal gene that predisposes cells to develop into cancers. While normal genes can be turned off after being turned on, but oncogenes are altered in a way that keeps them stuck in a state of constant activity. That uninterrupted action helps drive the uncontrolled growth that underlies tumors. A proto-oncogene is a normal gene that could become… Read More

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STRESSES AT HIGH ALTITUDES AND LOCAL ADAPTATIONS

We love to spend some time at high altitude locations. They provide us some of the most magnificent natural scenes and adventure. But high altitude environment poses its own unique health challenges. Every year many people from India go for KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRA and other high altitude pilgrimage centers. But during their journey, many people face uncomfortable and restlessness situation. Though they are checked before travel, but still some people die during their travel. So we need to understand what are the reasons for this and how we can avoid any unpleasant condition. The major challenges at high altitudes are of cold and hypoxia (low oxygen availability) stresses for the… Read More

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