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Analysis finds Neanderthal genome ‘less fit’ than humans, likely contributed to their demise

Quanta Magazine | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Interbreeding with Neanderthals was ...
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Are Y chromosomes, and men, really on road to extinction?

Quanta | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Jennifer Marshall Graves, an ...

How do new genes arise within genome?

Quanta Magazine | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Genes, like people, have ...

Synthetic components added to DNA expand genetic alphabet

Wired | 
DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. But some argue that this elegance is overrated. “DNA as a ...

Individuality might be a measureable genetic trait

Quanta Magazine | 
Benjamin de Bivort's lab at Harvard University is Groundhog Day for fruit flies. In de Bivort’s version, a fly must choose to ...

Re-enacting history of evolution in the laboratory

Wired | 
In his fourth-floor lab at Harvard University, Michael Desai has created hundreds of identical worlds in order to watch evolution ...
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How a small stretch of DNA can keep species separate — even when they interbreed

Quanta | 
Sometimes, two distinct species interbreed, even though they're technically not supposed to. But what stops these rare cases of hybridization ...

What is a ‘species,’ exactly?

Quanta | 
Most people do not get to use the tree-climbing skills they perfected as children once they’re adults. But for Jochen Wolf, ...

Does competition drive diversity of species?

Quanta | 
In Darwinian evolution, organisms compete for resources, and the winners get to pass their genome to future generations. According to ...

Under pressure, even evolution evolves

Quanta | 
Although Darwin’s ideas have clearly triumphed in modern biology, hints of a more Lamarckian style of inheritance have continued to ...
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Repeated patterns in DNA may be missing piece of the story of human evolution

Quanta | 
Science is just starting to unlock what we can learn from duplicated regions of DNA in the genes of humans ...

Genetically modified microbes can mass-produce malaria drug

MIT Technology Review | 
The following is an excerpt. For the first time, researchers have successfully engineered a strain of baker’s yeast capable of ...
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Stem cell study identifies early issues in Rett syndrome

SFARI | 
Neural stem cells from people with Rett syndrome show early signs of dysfunction, according to unpublished research presented at the ...