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The Denisova genome

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to speculate that this ancient human, like Neanderthals, inte…

Started by Adriana

7 Apr 23
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Scientists Discover How to Identify People From ‘Anonymous’ Genomes

Here's an interesting development! Privacy concerns over the genetic information about yourself you might have contributed in the context o…

Started by Michel

6 Jan 18, 2013
Reply by Adriana

Bacteria: How many species live on you?

After all, we are ourselves originally nothing but bacterial outgrowths. Plus, we can't ignore the fact that after a few billion years of e…

Started by Michel

1 Nov 8, 2012
Reply by Adriana

What is time?

Is time a property of the universe or a human invention? These five episodes from Space.com explore the nature of time and ask how long tim…

Started by Michel

1 Jul 28, 2012
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Genomes of modern African hunter-gatherers suggest a previously unknown human ancestor

A new article in the prestigious journal Cell describes the complete genomic sequence of 5 members of three African hunter gatherer populat…

Started by Adriana

5 Jul 27, 2012
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Rare genetic variants plague our genomes

Two back-to-back very extensive genomic studies just published in Science show that the human genome is full of rare variants, found in ~0.…

Started by Adriana

0 May 18, 2012

The gene duplication that changed our brains

Extra copies of a gene involved in brain development and making neuronal connections, called SRGAP2, may have allowed our evolving brains t…

Started by Adriana

5 May 7, 2012
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Are human races a biological reality or social constructs?

Kenan Malik in his blog Pandemonium wrote possibly the best article on human race and the current controversy between "race realists" and b…

Started by Adriana

6 Mar 5, 2012
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Were Neanderthals crowded out by modern humans?

A new article in Science suggests that the reason why Neanderthals disappeared ~40,000 years ago is because of the very high numbers of mod…

Started by Adriana

3 Aug 2, 2011
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Can humans sense the Earth's magnetic field?

Humans are presumed not to have any ability to sense the Earth's magnetic field, unlike numerous other animals, who use magnetic field sens…

Started by Adriana

4 Jun 27, 2011
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