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Archaeologist skeptics reject evidence humans settled Americas 130,000 years ago

Nature | 
When researchers made the astonishing suggestion last year that early humans settled the Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought, they asked doubters ...
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Earliest human relative? Mystery and controversy surround 7-million-year-old femur

Nature | 
When anthropologists meet in France at the end of January, one of the most provocative fossils in the study of ...
Parkinson's stem cell treatment shows promise in monkeys--human trials next

Parkinson’s stem cell treatment shows promise in monkeys–human trials next

Nature | 
Japanese researchers report promising results from an experimental therapy for Parkinson’s disease that involves implanting neurons made from ‘reprogrammed’ stem ...
Doubts emerge about first 'successfully cured' CRISPR gene-edited human embryos

Doubts emerge about first ‘successfully cured’ CRISPR gene-edited human embryos

Nature | 
Doubts have surfaced about a landmark paper claiming that human embryos were cleared of a deadly mutation using genome editing ...
US national security advisors map plans to counter rogue gene drives

US national security advisors map plans to counter rogue gene drives

Nature | 
The JASONs, a group of elite scientists that advises the US government on national security, has weighed in on issues ranging from cyber security to renewing America’s nuclear arsenal ...
How evolution is dampening disease-fighting effectiveness of gene drives

How evolution is dampening disease-fighting effectiveness of gene drives

Nature | 
[Gene drives] can quickly disseminate genetic modifications in wild populations through an organism’s offspring, prompting some activists to call for ...
Moratorium on gene drives rejected at UN biodiversity meeting despite protests from environmentalists

Moratorium on gene drives rejected at UN biodiversity meeting despite protests from environmentalists

Nature | 
World governments at a United Nations biodiversity meeting [on December 2016] rejected calls for a global moratorium on gene drives, ...
Belgian lab tapping genetics of yeast to brew better beer

Belgian lab tapping genetics of yeast to brew better beer

Nature | 
Kevin Verstrepen’s lab meetings can be pretty boozy affairs. Twice a week, several members of his group at Belgium’s University ...

Human genetic evidence suggests agriculture invented twice

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Two Middle Eastern populations ...
Hobbit's ancestors found after more than a decade of searching

Hobbit’s ancestors found after more than a decade of searching

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. More than a decade ...
Can IVF save white rhino from extinction?

Can IVF save white rhino from extinction?

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The northern white rhinoceros ...
Sweden, UK, China move forward with human embryonic gene editing amid ethical concerns

Sweden, UK, China move forward with human embryonic gene editing amid ethical concerns

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. At the Karolinska Institute ...
How did scientists succeed in creating 'minimal' genome?

How did scientists succeed in creating ‘minimal’ genome?

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter ...
Oldest discovered human DNA pushes back Neanderthal-modern human split

Oldest discovered human DNA pushes back Neanderthal-modern human split

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Matthias Meyer has just ...

Ancient human species interbred extensively, new discovery shows

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The discovery of yet ...
Error found in study of first ancient African genome may change story of early human migration

Error found in study of first ancient African genome may change story of early human migration

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. An error has forced ...

Gene edited mosquitoes could wipe out malaria forever

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Mutant mosquitoes engineered to ...

Black Death lurked in humans as early as Bronze age

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The Black Death notoriously ...

Human migration to Asia much earlier than thought, newly discovered teeth reveal

Nature | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Teeth from a cave ...

New Ebola vaccine may reshape regulation of clinical drug trials

Nature | 
When Ebola broke out in West Africa in December 2013, triggering the largest-ever epidemic of the disease, there was no ...

Small contributions from Neanderthals, Denosovans had huge influence on modern human genome

Nature | 
Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic evidence shows that Homo sapiens had sex with Neander­thals, Denisovans and other archaic ...

Kennewick Man’s genome to solve long dispute over remains

Nature | 
The genome of a famous 8,500-year-old North American skeleton, known as Kennewick Man, shows that he is closely related to ...
Early Europeans closer to Neanderthals than expected

Early Europeans closer to Neanderthals than expected

Nature | 
One of Europe’s earliest known humans had a close Neanderthal ancestor: perhaps as close as a great-great-grandparent. The finding, announced ...

Mammoth genes could be used to create new species of ‘Arctic’ elephant

Nature | 
Unlike their elephant cousins, woolly mammoths were creatures of the cold, with long hairy coats, thick layers of fat and ...

Paralysis-causing virus proving difficult to identify

Nature | 
Since August 2014, more than 100 children and young adults in the United States have developed a mysterious paralysis. Many ...
Genghis Khan's reputation as history's most fertile father challenged by 9 mystery men

Genghis Khan’s reputation as history’s most fertile father challenged by 9 mystery men

Nature | 
Millions of men bear the genetic legacy of Genghis Khan, the famously fertile Mongolian ruler who died in 1227. Researchers ...

Genomics reveals evolutionary history of drug resistant tuberculosis

Nature News | 
From the dawn of agriculture to the fall of the Soviet Union, major events in human history have left marks ...

Are monkeys intelligent enough to exhibit human-like self recognition?

Nature News | 
The ability to recognize oneself in a mirror has been touted as a hallmark of higher cognition — present in ...