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Humans are water-saving apes? Homo sapiens’ ability to run on less water may have driven our evolution

Humans are water-saving apes? Homo sapiens’ ability to run on less water may have driven our evolution

Robin Smith | 
Our bodies are constantly losing water: when we sweat, go to the bathroom, even when we breathe. That water needs ...
In a blink of an evolutionary eye, this African island developed resistance to malaria. Here’s how

In a blink of an evolutionary eye, this African island developed resistance to malaria. Here’s how

Robin Smith | 
[R]esearchers have uncovered recent traces of adaptation to malaria in the DNA of people from Cabo Verde, an island nation ...
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Game of Thrones and DNA: How genetics could explain some of the unhinged behavior

Geoffrey Mock, Mohamed Noor | 
The White Walkers are on the move (slowly) and political stability in Westeros remains on edge.  How did things get ...
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Early warning: Alzheimer’s risk could be identified sooner through ‘jumping genes’

Robin Smith | 
Duke University scientists have identified a mechanism in the molecular machinery of the cell that could help explain how neurons ...
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