The Daily Populous

Thursday January 18th, 2018 morning edition

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Recreating a person’s DNA usually involves some sort of remains, like tissues, to use as a framework.

Huge Genetic Study Reveals Prevailing Theory of Pigmentation is Wrong.

Published in Nature Genetics, the paper recounts how a team of scientists from genome research company deCODE Genetics were able to accomplish this puzzle for the very first time.

Scientists tracked down 788 of his descendants and took DNA samples of 182 family members.

The team is clear that they were only able to recreate the DNA due to Iceland’s homogeneity.

Because of this circumstance, Jonatan’s DNA was different from other Icelanders, who were of European descent.

But scientists at deCODE believe that this kind of technique could make it possible to re-create DNA of historical figures born after the year 1500. »

Why does it cost $32,093 just to give birth in America?

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When things go wrong – – from pre-eclampsia to premature birth – costs can quickly spiral into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

While the data is limited, experts in medical debt say the costs of childbirth factor into thousands of family bankruptcies in America each year.

It’s nearly impossible to put a price tag on giving birth in America, since costs vary dramatically by state and hospital. »

Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games

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North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

They also agreed to field a joint women's ice hockey team in rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom.

The two countries have also agreed to field a joint team for the sport of women's ice hockey. »

Goldstein Investigation: $10 Million LAPD Electric BMWs Appear Unused Or Misused

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We followed this LAPD commander driving one of the department’s fleet of electric BMWs to a nail salon.

But our investigation of department records found some electric cars are sitting unused with only a few hundred miles on them, and with hidden cameras, we found others are allegedly being misused.

In a 2016 well-choreographed press conference, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck got out of an electric BMW driven by Mayor Garcetti to tout the city’s ambitious project. »