5 Recent, Weird, and TRUE Pieces of DNA News

As a crime writer, I love DNA to the moon and back.

DNA Fact

Seriously— DNA is so valuable for clues and evidence in the books I write, I don’t know what I’d do without it. Well, no one would exist without it. But you know what I mean.

DNA is frequently the subject of mind-bending news during my research. Stuff you just know I’m going to find a use for in one of my books, sooner or later. Right?

Here are 5 recent, weird, and TRUE pieces of DNA news:

  1. A Washington man learned that, technically, the father of his son was someone who was never born.
  2. Scientists and an artist partnered to artificially grow an ear made of Vincent Van Gogh’s actual DNA.
  3. A study shows that secondary DNA can be found at crime scenes. In other words, DNA could be present from someone who shook hands with someone who then held a knife that was used in a murder.
  4. This one is a bit disturbing. It’s about hot dogs. In case you’re eating breakfast, I won’t tell you anything except… click if you dare.
  5. And my fifth piece of recent, weird, and true DNA news for you is….
    Some of us may be hard-wired to crave high-calorie, high-fat foods.

So #5 tells me that my coffee addiction might not be genetic, but it’s not my fault that I’m craving a big piece of pumpkin cheesecake right now, right?!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Caffeinate and Carry On!

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One Response to 5 Recent, Weird, and TRUE Pieces of DNA News

  1. Bill Wright November 21, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    Well, the good news is coffee will delay death. Just follow Reacher’s Rules on Coffee. Starbucks house blend, medium size, black.

    And, Diane, should you find yourself in NYC at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Union Square for, oh, maybe a book signing or the odd Mystery Writers’ get-together…the Starbucks to the left near the medical complex… they have two Clover units

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