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Is evolution still happening in modern humans?

Is evolution still happening in modern humans?

Though it may take millions of years for complex traits to evolve, say allowing humans to walk on two legs, ...
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Can’t fall asleep? 7 different genes may be to blame for insomnia

Insomnia is among the most frequent complaints in general practice. Even after treatment, poor sleep remains a persistent vulnerability for ...
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Women who postpone parenthood have genetic mutation linked to later menstruation

Until now, human reproductive behavior was thought to be mainly linked to personal choices or social circumstances and environmental factors ...

Smoking has long lasting ‘footprint’ on human genome

A team of scientists headed Stephanie London...conducted a meta-analysis of DNA methylation sites across the human genome using blood samples ...

First-of-its-kind genetic map created for wheat

An international team of scientists led by Eduard Akhunov, Ph.D., of Kansas State University has created the first haplotype map ...
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In key ways, great white sharks are more similar to humans than to fish

New research suggests that many of the great white shark’s proteins match humans more closely than they do zebrafish, the ...

Audubon’s warblers may have borrowed DNA from fellow bird species

While most birds either migrate or remain resident in one region, the Audubon’s warbler, with habitat ranging from the Pacific ...

Remnants of ancient viruses in human genome may play role in cancer

According to an international team of scientists from the United States, Europe and Russia, non-coding parts of the human genome ...

Scientists identify ‘bad’ cholesterol genes

Sergio Prostak | 
A team of researchers from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute reporting online in the Journal of Lipid Research has identified ...

First genomic explanation for schizophrenia proposed

Sergio Prostak | 
The following is an excerpt. In a new study, Buffalo University geneticists have demonstrated how defects in an important neurological ...
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