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Australian Aboriginals descendants of first migrants out of Africa

Miguel Vilar | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Genographic Project scientists in ...

Antibiotic resistance genes identified in growing list of countries

Maryn McKenna | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. More news is emerging ...
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Cheating prairie voles provide genetic clues to human adultery

Ed Yong | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Prairie voles are meant ...

Scientists, ethicists debate search for genes for intelligence

Robin Marantz Henig | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Some people are taller ...

International regulations urged for antibiotic use in livestock

Maryn McKenna | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The international community needs ...
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Prehistoric skull suggests our prehistoric cousins were ‘monsters’

Brian Switek | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  If there’s one conference ...
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Adorable reptile helps answer question: How did penises evolve?

Ed Yong | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Sometimes, in science, you ...

Concern rising over rainforest disease ‘neglected’ by drug companies

Maryn McKenna | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  I told a story ...

Regulatory oversight may have allowed deadly pig virus into US in 2013

Maryn McKenna | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  How diseases cross borders ...

Homicide or humanity: What makes humans human?

Mark Strauss | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  What a piece of ...

Babies leave stem cell imprint in mom’s body long after birth

Ed Yong | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  A mother’s children will ...

Rare disease causing uncontrollable bone growth may soon have cure

Carl Zimmer | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is ...

New MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia causing concern ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

Maryn McKenna | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When last we checked ...

What did man’s best friend look like before wolves appeared?

Brian Switek | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When it came time ...

CDC requests funding from Congress to fight antibiotic resistance

Maryn McKenna | 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that illnesses and deaths from antibiotic resistance will rise in the U.S. unless ...
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GMO chicken could solve avian flu crisis, saving millions of birds, if only if….

Tamar Haspel | 
The solution to avian flu, the virus responsible for the devastating eradication of chicken and turkey flocks across much of ...

Gut dwelling hospital infection linked to supermarket meats

Maryn McKenna | 
One of the most common and troubling infections that occur in healthcare may come from an unexpected source, according to ...
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Is there intelligent life in space? Stephen Hawking thinks so, and has launched massive search

Nadia Drake | 
More than a half-century after the first modern search for communicating extraterrestrial life, humanity’s quest to find intelligent beings in ...
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Dogs love TV? Our canine partners have evolved human-like traits

Maya Wei-Haas | 
It's likely no surprise to dog owners, but growing research suggests that man's best friend often acts more human than ...

What defines a healthy microbiome depends on context

Ed Yong | 
We all know people who act very differently depending on the company they find themselves in. They can be delightful ...

‘The End of Plenty’ author Joel Bourne, Jr: No GMO ‘damages’ but ‘no great benefits’

Joel K. Bourne Jr. | 
By 2040, the world’s population is predicted to rise to nine billion. More than 800 million people are malnourished. Another ...

Measles virus’s high transmissibility further stresses importance of vaccination

Maryn McKenna | 
In its bulletin the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC said that a toddler traveling from India gave a Minneapolis man measles when the ...

Are we nearing the end of antibiotics?

Maryn McKenna | 
The antibiotic era isn’t actually very old. It begins, depending on how picky you are, with Alexander Fleming’s accidental recognition of ...
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Could the world’s species experience another mass extinction? Maybe.

Elizabeth Kolbert, Nadia Drake | 
According to a study published in Science Advances, the current extinction rate could be more than 100 times higher than normal—and that’s ...

MERS arrival in yet another country raises concerns about global preparedness

Maryn McKenna | 
A respiratory virus that originates in the Middle East and has been hopscotching the globe for three years has landed in ...

DDT found to dramatically raise breast cancer risk in women exposed while in womb

Lindsey Konkel | 
Women exposed in the womb to high levels of the pesticide DDT have a nearly fourfold increased risk of developing breast cancer, ...

US to end almost all research using chimpanzees

Sara Reardon | 
Chimpanzee research in the United States may be nearly over. On June 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ...

Finding Ebola’s hiding place key to stopping another major outbreak

David Quammen | 
No one foresaw, back in December 2013, that the little boy who fell ill in a village called Méliandou, in ...