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Sex and the gender spectrum: How genetics help determine gender identity

Siddhartha Mukherjee | 
That genes have anything to do with the determination of sex, gender, and gender identity is a relatively new idea ...
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Genetics key to why world’s greatest solo climber doesn’t feel fear

J.B. MacKinnon | 
[Alex] Honnold is history’s greatest ever climber in the free solo style, meaning he ascends without a rope or protective ...

Did early births lead to smarter humans?

Zach George | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Due to the size ...
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Are hands what made us human?

John Hawks | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What a waste are ...

Could genetically engineering key species allow endangered habitats to survive climate change?

Lois Parshley | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Whitham is studying the ...
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Your housemate may be altering your immune system

Veronique Greenwood | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Our veins are swimming ...

Fossils provide evolutionary window into how epigenetics works

Ferris Jabr | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. By the time the ...
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Western diet, loss of gut microbial diversity may lead to chronic diseases

Moises Velasquez-Manoff | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists suspect our intestinal ...
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Are humans still evolving?

Scott Solomon | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  That human evolution has ...

How some people can ‘see’ music in color

Stephen E. Palmer | 
Suppose you’re at a concert with a friend who leans over and whispers in your ear, “What color was that ...

African American English is its own dialect, and learning to speak it is no simple task

Julie Sedivy | 
Unless you’ve been on a media blackout this summer, you likely have heard the story of civil-rights activist Rachel Dolezal, ...

Does the brain have to learn how to be sick – or well?

Kelly Clancy | 
The power of the nervous system lies in its ability to learn, even through adulthood. Networks of neurons discover new ...
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How DNA testing transformed matchmaking in Orthodox Jewish community

Alexandra Ossola | 
In 1983, the wife of ultra-orthodox Brooklyn rabbi Yosef Eckstein, gave birth to their fifth child. But the couple’s happiness ...

What do ants and your brain have in common?

Carrie Arnold | 
Each of the brain’s 86 billion neurons can be connected to many thousands of others. When a neuron fires, it ...

Why the Human Brain Project was doomed to fail

Tim Requarth | 
In 2005 neuroscientist Henry Markram embarked on a mission to create a supercomputer simulation of the human brain, known as ...

Why we shouldn’t think of genes as language

Regan Penaluna | 
When we talk about genes, we often use expressions inherited from a few influential geneticists and evolutionary biologists, including Francis ...

Parkinson’s disease: Nature, nurture or bad luck?

Robin Marantz Henig | 
Scientists have long known that genes alone cannot explain why some people get Parkinson’s and others don’t. While a handful ...

Are fears of genetic testing rational?

Chip Rowe | 
DNA testing has become very popular among genealogists. The birth certificates, census records, and other documents they usually rely on ...
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Is there a method to the chaos of evolution?

Philip Ball | 
Is the natural world creative? Just take a look around it. Look at the brilliant plumage of tropical birds, the ...

Reaching beyond Darwinian evolution to explain the diversity of life

Philip Ball | 
Is the natural world creative? Just take a look around it. Look at the brilliant plumage of tropical birds, the ...

Uncovering human history in Ethiopia, world’s oldest graveyard

Amy Maxmen | 
Charles Darwin knew humans evolved from apes, but he died before the strongest fossils that prove our connection with primates ...

New sign language challenges genetic basis for similarities between languages

Julie Sedivy | 
Languages, like human bodies, come in a variety of shapes—but only to a point. Just as people don’t sprout multiple ...

What happens to early childhood memories?

Ferris Jabr | 
When I try to recall my life before my fifth birthday, I can summon only glimmers—these match strikes in the ...

Evolution sometimes happens without conveying advantage

Brandon Keim | 
Generally speaking, we tend to think of evolution in purposeful terms: There must be a reason for difference, an explanation ...
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Picture of risk: One family’s story of the threat of genetic disease

Lauren Weinstein | 
When a fetus may have a genetic condition, parents face a great deal of uncertainty when evaluating risk for their ...

Enter the ‘grolar bear’: Warming habitats means chances for inter-species mating

Tim McDonnell | 
In the last 40 years, the Arctic has warmed by about 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit, more than twice the overall global ...

Animals who are both male and female offer insight into evolutionary development

Ferris Jabr | 
A very odd creature flitted past friends James Adams and Irving Finkelstein—a swallowtail unlike any they had ever seen. Its ...

Mom’s genes and environment affect gender of kids

Dalton Conley | 
Families are especially complex: Cause and effect are hard to disentangle in the bubbling cauldron that is a household. There ...