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Personalized piglets could offer insights into disease progression in children

Atlantic | 
To better understand [incurable inherited disease neurofibromatosis type 1, Charles] Konsitzke learned, you need a species that’s closer in both ...
How evolution contributed to the demise of the passenger pigeon

How evolution contributed to the demise of the passenger pigeon

Atlantic | 
Passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in North America, and quite possibly the world. … In a matter ...
Oldest known human fossils rewrite Homo sapiens history

Oldest known human fossils rewrite Homo sapiens history

Atlantic | 
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, around 62 miles west of what would eventually become Marrakesh, a group of people ...
Brain studies weakened by lack of diversity in participants

Brain studies weakened by lack of diversity in participants

Atlantic | 
[S]ocial sciences [tend] to focus on people from WEIRD societies—that is, Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic. The results of such studies ...
One-fourth of cow genome descendant from snakes and lizards, study shows

One-fourth of cow genome descendant from snakes and lizards, study shows

Atlantic | 
There are genes known as retrotransposons that can copy themselves and paste the duplicates in other parts of our DNA, ...
CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna embraces ethical debate over gene editing

CRISPR co-inventor Jennifer Doudna embraces ethical debate over gene editing

Atlantic | 
As few as five years ago, [biochemist Jennifer Doudna] was, by her own admission, working head-down in an ivory tower, with ...
Diseases and behaviors likely the product of thousands of genes with complex interactions

Diseases and behaviors likely the product of thousands of genes with complex interactions

Atlantic | 
If you told a modern geneticist that a complex trait...was the work of just 15 genes, they’d probably laugh. It’s ...
Discovery of 315,000-year old human fossils may rewrite history of our ancestors

Discovery of 315,000-year old human fossils may rewrite history of our ancestors

Atlantic | 
[B]ones of the former occupants [of a Moroccan cave called Jebel Irhoud] have been recently unearthed by an international team ...
Hi-C: Quick genome sequencing cracked Zika mosquito genome, more advances likely

Hi-C: Quick genome sequencing cracked Zika mosquito genome, more advances likely

Atlantic | 
Ten years ago, a team of scientists published the first genome of Aedes aegypti­—the infamous mosquito that spreads Zika, dengue ...
Would loss of genetic privacy protection scare people away from research participation?

Would loss of genetic privacy protection scare people away from research participation?

Atlantic | 
GINA—the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act—was written...[to prevent] employers from basing employment decisions on someone’s genes [and to stop] health insurers ...
Eczema-taming ointment could be made with bacteria from your own skin

Eczema-taming ointment could be made with bacteria from your own skin

Atlantic | 
Teruaki Nakatsuji and Richard Gallo from the University of California, San Diego, have discovered that some bacteria which naturally live ...
Alzheimer's linked gene may protect brain from parasites

Alzheimer’s linked gene may protect brain from parasites

Atlantic | 
People who carry one copy [of the ApoE4 gene] have a three-fold higher risk of Alzheimer’s than those with none...Even if ...
Future of Alzheimer's treatment? Flickering lights

Future of Alzheimer’s treatment? Flickering lights

Atlantic | 
[If neurons fire] 30 to 90 times [in a single second], that’s a gamma wave, which has been linked to ...
Your brain uses different regions to remember something clearly and vividly

Your brain uses different regions to remember something clearly and vividly

Atlantic | 
In an elegant experiment, a team of neuroscientists led by Jon Simons at the University of Cambridge have shown that ...

Genes linked with schooling does not mean they affect education directly

Atlantic | 
[I]n a study of almost 294,000 people, an international team led by Daniel Benjamin, David Cesarini, and Philipp Koellinger has ...

Video: Scientists film bacteria evolving antibiotic resistance in real time

Atlantic | 
Ever since the invention of antibiotics, we have been fighting an escalating arms race against bacteria for several decades. Michael ...

Lichens formed through symbiosis among three organisms, not two

Atlantic | 
Lichens have an important place in biology. . . . they’re composite organisms, consisting of fungi that live in partnership ...
Piecing together how Lucy, world's most famous fossil, perished

Piecing together how Lucy, world’s most famous fossil, perished

Atlantic | 
In 1974, scientists working in Ethiopia uncovered an extraordinary female skeleton, whom they called Lucy. She was 3.2 million years ...
Neither good 'microbes' nor 'bad microbes' truly exist

Neither good ‘microbes’ nor ‘bad microbes’ truly exist

aeon | 
[For centuries,] [m]icrobes became synonymous with squalor and sickness. They became foes for us to annihilate and repel. Today, we ...

How gene-swapping microbes helped humans evolve

Smithsonian | 
Bacteria have been carrying out these horizontal gene transfers, or HGT for short, for billions of years. But it wasn’t ...
Why is information on tumor-causing genes hard for patients to access?

Why is information on tumor-causing genes hard for patients to access?

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

Is it incorrect to consider brain akin to computer?

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The human brain contains ...

Fruit fly’s enormous sperm appears to defy biology

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In 1995, Scott Pitnick ...
Evidence from French cave suggests Neanderthals more sophisticated than previously believed

Evidence from French cave suggests Neanderthals more sophisticated than previously believed

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In February 1990, thanks ...
Antibiotic resistant bacteria could kill 10 million every year by 2050

Antibiotic resistant bacteria could kill 10 million every year by 2050

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Under instructions from U.K ...

What makes your gut microbiome special?

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. There are tens of ...

Portable DNA sequencer could keep astronauts healthy in space

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Aboard the International Space ...

Dinosaurs already in decline when catastrophic asteroid hit

Atlantic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Around 66 million years ...