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‘Grandmother hypothesis’ may explain why killer whales and humans evolved menopause

Ars Technica | 
There's a rare human trait that doesn't often make it into debates about what makes our species unique: menopause. Humans ...
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Searching for the genetic links to ADHD risk

Ars Technica | 
If you have ADHD, chances are higher that your siblings do, too. Estimates differ as to how strong the connection ...
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Missing data? African study shows why we need to expand the human reference genome

Ars Technica | 
The human genome sequence, first published in 2001, has some important information missing. The latest version of it, called GRCh38, ...
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Does being a night owl increase breast cancer risk?

Ars Technica | 
A paper presented at the National Cancer Research Institute [November 5] has made for some flashy headlines, like this confident declaration from India’s Economic Times: ...
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‘Gender-equality paradox’: Why are differences stronger in wealthier, gender-equal nations?

Ars Technica | 
In Sweden, girls are just as likely to go to school and university as boys are. Women make up a greater ...
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Did migration to America take long enough for humans to evolve?

Ars Technica | 
The Bering land bridge plays a central role in our picture of how humans reached the Americas...Current estimates suggest that ...

Large analysis finds common genetics links between depression, neuroticism, and sense of well-being

Ars Technica | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The role of genetics in mental ...

Computer model answers questions surrounding Neanderthal extinction

Ars Technica | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For a long time, ...

What really sets humans apart form other species?

Ars Technica | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Ever since Darwin, the ...

Tool use among early humans paved way for selection of language-related genes

Ars Technica | 
It’s widely understood that human genetics can influence culture, but increasingly, the idea that culture can also affect genetics is ...
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