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Video: Ancient corn variety that makes its own nitrogen could lead to more sustainable farming

Jason Daley | 
In the 1980s, Howard-Yana Shapiro, now chief agricultural officer at Mars, Incorporated, was looking for new kinds of corn. He ...
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No link found between Flores Island pygmies and ancient ‘hobbits’ in study

Lorraine Boissoneault | 
Geneticist Serena Tucci sat in the small Indonesian village of Rampasasa on Flores Island, the only woman in a room full of ...
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Preparing for motherhood: Do the father’s genes play a role?

Katherine Wu | 
[A] father may have the ability to dictate a mother’s attentiveness to their offspring—before it’s even born. The paternal genes ...
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Sperm carries more than just a father’s genetics

Katherine Wu | 
Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting ...
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Does your dog have what it takes to be a hero?

Katherine Wu | 
[I]n the journal Learning and Behavior, scientists report that the dogs most likely to come to the aid of their owners are those ...
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Authenticity of Romanov remains confirmed through DNA analysis

Brigit Katz | 
Today [July 17] marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of Nicholas II and his family, an event that toppled ...
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Thinking like mom: Fatherhood makes male brains more maternal

Katherine Wu | 
The amount of time bat-eared fox fathers spend monitoring their young is an even bigger predictor of pup survival than maternal investment ...
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Nimble human fingers evolved to smash animal bones in search for marrow

Meilan Solly | 
Scientists have long linked the evolution of the human hand—unique for its lengthy opposable thumbs and dexterous fingers—to the rise ...
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Pandemic prevention: Researchers find bats with new virus that could spread to humans

Katherine Wu | 
To prevent the next pandemic, pinpoint it at the source. That’s the idea behind PREDICT, a global surveillance program that has ...
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‘Evolution of hugeness’: Massive dinosaurs appeared more than once in earth’s history

Brian Switek | 
[T]he remains of an unusually-large-for-its-time dinosaur found in Argentina provides new insight into the evolution of hugeness—and suggest that the ...
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Smarter than we thought: Neanderthals hunted in groups, ancient deer skeletons show

Lorraine Boissoneault | 
A group of Neanderthals used their hand-crafted wooden spears to kill two male fallow deer, both in the prime of ...
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Jurassic Park showed how ‘science and science fiction can collide in the real world’

Lorraine Boissoneault | 
The prestigious science journal Nature published [a] breathtaking new discovery [about the oldest DNA ever recovered] in June 1993, a single day before ...
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Viewpoint: Why you shouldn’t clone your dog: Costs ‘go far beyond money’

Jacob Brogan | 
If you spend enough time reading about pet cloning, you’ll see that adjective come up over and over again: beloved ...
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Herpes is rampant but there’s no vaccine in sight. Is it next on the gene editing cure list?

Becky Little | 
The fact is, almost everyone has herpes. Just so we’re defining our terms, genital herpes refers to the incredibly common ...
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Tracing human evolution through the foods we eat

Brian Handwerk | 
You aren’t what you eat, exactly. But over many generations, what we eat does shape our evolutionary path. “Diet,” says ...
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‘Jean editing’: Genetically engineered bacteria could reduce denim’s environmental impact

Emily Matchar | 
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are trying to make the process of making blue jeans greener, by engineering ...
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Should you test your baby for genetic disease risks at birth?

Sarah Richards | 
Before Cheryl Connolly gave birth to her first child, Loudon, she ran through the checklist of all the things expecting ...
Your DNA may have been altered by childhood stress and traumas

Your DNA may have been altered by childhood stress and traumas

Lorena Lara | 
[W]e’re finding out that our DNA isn’t always set in stone. Now, a team of researchers from Northwestern University led ...
Genetically engineered coral might bring bleached coral reefs back to life

Genetically engineered coral might bring bleached coral reefs back to life

Kyle Frischkorn | 
A coral reef takes thousands of years to build, yet can vanish in an instant. The culprit is usually coral ...
'Abortion pill': How it works

‘Abortion pill’: How it works

Becky Little | 
While abortion is still legal, many states have since passed laws that restrict access to abortion to varying degrees...Now some ...
Evidence of ancient cancer case found in fossil on storage shelf in Panama City

Evidence of ancient cancer case found in fossil on storage shelf in Panama City

Jackson Landers | 
[O]ne day Nicole Smith-Guzmán, a bioarchaeologist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) opened the box and ...
From kale to cows: Modern supermarket full of foods genetically modified by humans

From kale to cows: Modern supermarket full of foods genetically modified by humans

David Newland | 
Here are just a few of the modern supermarket offerings that we have been genetically modifying for centuries: Cow and ...
Smartphone app diagnoses genetic diseases with a snapshot

Smartphone app diagnoses genetic diseases with a snapshot

Nathan Hurst | 
[When Omar Abdul-Rahman, a clinical geneticist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, had to provide a diagnosis for a young ...
'Living bandage' may revolutionize repair of difficult knee injuries

‘Living bandage’ may revolutionize repair of difficult knee injuries

Maya Wei-Haas | 
Anthony Hollander, the head of the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool...and his team have finally completed ...

How gene-swapping microbes helped humans evolve

Ed Yong | 
Bacteria have been carrying out these horizontal gene transfers, or HGT for short, for billions of years. But it wasn’t ...
What can skin color tell us about ancestry?

What can skin color tell us about ancestry?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The DNA of all ...
Lumosity app's 'brain-training' games under attack for false advertising

Lumosity app’s ‘brain-training’ games under attack for false advertising

Marissa Fessenden | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What if a few ...

Hungry? That might be the microbes talking

Brian Handwerk | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Hear that little voice ...