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Indigenous people remained in southeastern US for nearly 150 years, study shows

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While [expeditions by Spanish explorers] unquestionably resulted in the deaths of countless Indigenous people and the relocation of remaining tribes, ...
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Do rising carbon dioxide levels dampen our ability to think and make decisions?

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As the 21st century progresses, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations will cause urban and indoor levels of the gas ...
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Why do people trust ‘gut instinct’ even when it’s not the smart choice?

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When faced with a decision, people may know which choice gives them the best chance of success, but still take ...
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‘Not alone’: 3 different human ancestors may have lived together in South Africa 2 million years ago

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An international team, including Arizona State University researcher Gary Schwartz, have unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the ...
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Puzzling over the mysteries of human pregnancy: Why is labor so long and dangerous?

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From an evolutionary perspective, human pregnancy is quite strange, says University at Buffalo biologist Vincent Lynch. "For example, we don't ...
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16 genetic markers that could shorten your lifespan

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Why do some of us live longer than others? While the environment in which we live...plays the biggest part, about ...
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Puberty timing linked to genes associated with risk for breast, ovarian, prostate cancers decades later

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The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated ...
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Drug addiction may be fueled by genetics, not just poor judgment

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Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine, adding ...
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High-risk breast cancer linked to dormant stem cells that awaken during pregnancy

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have...discovered [a new type of] stem cells, which responds to the 'ovarian hormones' progesterone ...
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Viruses in our genome may have influenced brain development, neurological diseases

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Over millions of years, retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per ...
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Cancer thrives by outwitting cell’s normal self-destruct mechanism

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Healthy cells are programmed to self-destruct if there are mistakes in their genes that can't be fixed, but cancer cells ...
Premature babies show signs of abnormal brain activity before birth

Premature babies show signs of abnormal brain activity before birth

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Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a ...
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More than skin deep: Discrimination can influence how genes express themselves and negatively impact health

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It's no secret that discrimination is stressful for those who experience it, but turns out the issue is more than ...
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Harmful gene mutations may have kept us alive in untamed wilderness

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[C]ould a genetic mutation...that puts populations at risk for illnesses in one environmental setting manifest itself in positive ways in ...
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New, more efficient method for using CRISPR to genetically edit flowering plants

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A pair of plant biologists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) of Nagoya University, has reported in the journal Plant ...
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Disease-carrying mutations target of mega-sized human genome data crunchers

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[R]esearchers at Columbia and Princeton universities describe a new machine-learning algorithm for scanning massive genetic data sets to infer an ...

‘Chimeric RNA’ reveals mistaken assumptions about cancer genes

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Hui Li, PhD, of the Department of Pathology and the UVA Cancer Center, is a pioneer in a small but ...

Scientist create first map of gene interactions in cells

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Researchers at the University of Toronto...have created the first map that shows the global genetic interaction network of a cell ...

Can silencing of gene for ‘love hormone’ reduce sociability?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A team of researchers ...
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Newly discovered stem cell pathway in plants could be manipulated to increase crop yields

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Biologists at Cold Spring ...

Gene therapy shows promising results in leukemia patients

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Twenty-seven of 29 patients ...

Varroa mite parasite, viruses linked more closely to honey bee health, multi-year survey finds

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Honey bee colonies in ...

For first time, researchers find genes that explain differences in how we each experience happiness

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For the first time ...

Antibiotic resistance continuing to rise in Chinese and American livestock

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Around the world, antibiotic ...

Future of citrus: Purple limes, blood oranges from warmer climes

Kimberly Moore Wilmoth | Science Daily | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. University of Florida horticulture ...

What would world’s animal populations look like without humans?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a world without ...

Eating your veggies may be good for your health, not for the planet

Shilo Rea | Science Daily | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Contrary to recent headlines ...

Examining the science behind male/female brain distinction

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Lise Eliot, PhD, associate ...
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