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Lee Berger: Paleoanthropologist ‘rewriting’ human evolutionary history

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[Lee Berger] is the palaeoanthropologist behind the recent discoveries of not one but two new species of human ancestor. The ...
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Fossilized child’s tooth offers rare clue about our Denisovan ancestors

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Three becomes four. The extraordinarily sparse fossil record of the Denisovans – an ancient form of human – has gained ...
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‘Live vaccines’: Recoding bacteria’s genome could lead to more effective immunizations

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[G]eneticists used a new technique to recode 5 per cent of the Salmonella bacterium’s genome, introducing a record number of engineered ...
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Vegetarian Neanderthals? Turns out they weren’t all meat eaters

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Neanderthals living in prehistoric Belgium enjoyed their meat – but the Neanderthals who lived in what is now northern Spain ...
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Brief oasis of oxygen could have supported complex life 2.3 billion years ago

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Earth is thought to have begun to develop its modern, oxygen-rich atmosphere as recently as 800 million years ago. This ...
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Discovered ancient footprints hint males had multiple “wives”

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Laetoli in northern Tanzania is the site of iconic ancient footprints, capturing the moment – 3.66 million years ago – ...
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Blind use visual cortex region of brain to solve math problems

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While a leading theory suggests our visual experiences are linked to our understanding of numbers, a study of people who ...

Great minds grow alike? Skulls of Neanderthals, modern humans show remarkable similarities

New Scientist | 
Evidence from Neanderthals’ skulls suggests that their large brains grew in the same way as ours do. That in turn ...

Neanderthal brain development, cognition may have resembled ours

New Scientist | 
Great minds grow alike. Evidence from Neanderthals’ skulls suggests that their large brains grew in the same way as ours ...

CRISPR may destroy herpes virus present within almost all humans

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Almost all of us ...

Hobbit ancestors may have resided in Flores 700,000 years ago

New Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. We may have finally ...

DNA analysis reveals ancient Europe shaped by several human migrations, not cultural shifts

New Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. We know that modern ...

Was big human nose shaped directly by natural selection or by other evolutionary changes?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It’s an evolutionary mystery ...

Synthetic ‘origami’ DNA delivers drugs within body

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. This tiny origami has ...
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Gene editing unnatural? Actually it happens frequently in nature

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The UK Human Fertilisation ...

Genetically engineered bacterial cells ‘talk’ to each other

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When cells cooperate, they ...

Forensic analysis reveals hominid who lived 430,000 years ago was murdered

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It's the coldest of cold cases: a forensic analysis suggests that an ancient human who lived 430,000 years ago died ...

Earliest case of irrigation-loving parasite found in Fertile Cresent

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The law of unintended consequences may have a longer history than we thought. At a Neolithic settlement in the region ...

Alzheimer’s gene risk varies by sex

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Carrying a copy of the "Alzheimer's gene" doesn't significantly raise a man's risk of developing the disease. The gene does ...

New bipolar treatments possible with stem cell model of disease

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Skin cells taken from people with bipolar disorder have been turned into brain cells. These in turn are offering up ...

Superfemale mice have secret male DNA

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Even by mouse standards, the African pygmy mouse is tiny. It weighs just 5 grams, and is little more than ...

New era of fast genetic engineering

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Sequencing genomes has become easy. Understanding them remains incredibly hard. While the trickle of sequence information has turned into a ...

Neural stem cells pulled from rat’s brain using magnet

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It's like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Researchers have reached inside the brain of a rat and pulled ...

Genes linked to left-handedness identified

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Are you a south paw? Gibble-fisted? A cuddy-wifter? A new study into what makes people left-handed shows that some of ...

DNA strands trying to reconnect, caught on film

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Time-lapse microscopy has captured severed DNA strands in the act of pairing up with partners from the wrong chromosomes – ...

Forensic partial DNA profiles provide important but controversial information

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The following is an excerpt. Forensic scientists can now construct a partial DNA profile from just a few cells, says David ...
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“Adam” born 338,000 years ago in revised estimate

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DNA collected from an African American suggests that the "genetic Adam" may have lived far longer ago than previously thought ...

DNA’s half-life identified using fossil bones

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We are used to radioactive substances having a half-life, but DNA? Now a study of bones from extinct birds suggests ...