Natural History, the study of natural objects and events. The term was once applied to the branch of knowledge that includes the biological and physical sciences. In the first century A.D., Pliny the Elder, a Roman writer, summarized most of the existing knowledge of nature in his Historia Naturalis (Natural History). Until the late 19th century many scientific works, especially in the fields of botany and zoology, were called natural histories.
Ignorance is bliss. But what if you're more than just unaware? If you are dumb as a doornail, flat-out foolish or dim-witted, are you happier than the genius next door?
We learned about BRCA1 in 1994. BRCA2 came along the following year. Fast-forward two decades and what do we really know about these two human genes and their connection to ovarian and breast cancers?