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DNA ‘hot spots’ may explain why we are different from one another

Charlotte Hsu | 
What makes one person different from one another, and how did these differences evolve? A study by University at Buffalo ...
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‘Ancient genes’ could point to our last universal common ancestor

Keith Cooper | 
Around 4 billion years ago there lived a microbe called LUCA: the Last Universal Common Ancestor. ... If we trace ...
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Can success in life be predicted by our genes?

Bob Yirka | 
A team of researchers from the U.S., the U.K. and New Zealand has found genetic variants that appear to confer ...
For all types of life, genetic diversity is ‘about the same’

For all types of life, genetic diversity is ‘about the same’

Marlowe Hood | 
Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could ...
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Did life begin in water—or some other liquid?

Lisa Zyga | 
[W]hile water is an indispensable solvent for all known life forms that exist today, water also inhibits the formation of ...

Scientists use genetics, climate reconstructions to track global spread of modern humans out of Africa

Research indicates the out-of-Africa spread of humans was dictated by the appearance of favourable climatic windows. By integrating genetics with ...