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First chimeric part-monkey piglets born in China

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Scientists in China created piglets whose organs contained some monkey cells. The piglets all died within a week, illustrating the challenges ...
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9 significant archaeological discoveries of the past decade, including a Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid

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Here’s a look back at some of the most significant archaeological and anthropological discoveries of the past decade that fundamentally ...
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Humans originated in Botswana? New research challenged for using ‘weak and inconclusive genetic analysis’

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A new paper claiming that modern humans originated in northern Botswana some 200,000 years ago is being criticized by experts, ...
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Humans ‘are not so special after all’: Neanderthals also knew how to start fires, evidence suggests

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At some point, our ancestors harnessed the power of the flame to keep warm, cook food, produce new materials, shoo ...
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Inherited Neanderthal, Denisovan DNA may help with our metabolism, immunity and diet

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Neanderthals and Denisovans went extinct some 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, but not before these closely related hominins interbred with ...
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‘Unexpected’ marriage practices, slavery, social inequality revealed in analysis of Bronze Age remains

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A fascinating new study chronicles the family histories of European Bronze Age households, revealing the presence of surprising marital practices, ...
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Channeling our ‘inner salamander’: Research suggests humans have ability to repair overworked cartilage

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Our bodies have retained the capacity to repair injured or overworked cartilage in our joints, says new research published [October 9] in ...
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Would the discovery of life on Mars be ‘world-shaking’?

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In a recent interview with the Telegraph, NASA chief scientist Jim Green said it’s possible we’ll soon find evidence of life on ...
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Animals enhanced with human brain cells—and robust levels of consciousness—create new ethical dilemmas

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Neuroscientist Isaac Chen from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, along with his colleagues, has written ...
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From hominids to animals: Who lived in Siberia’s famous Denisova Cave?

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For thousands of years, Siberia’s Denisova Cave was home to various bands of Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans. But as ...
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We haven’t found a Denisovan skull yet. But thanks to genetic analysis, we can predict what their faces looked like

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A pinky finger bone, some teeth, and a lower jaw. That’s all the physical evidence we have of the mysterious ...
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First people in the Americas arrived by Pacific pathway, new evidence suggests

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Around 14,800 years ago, the Cordilleran Ice Sheet separated from its neighboring Laurentide Ice Sheet, creating an ice-free corridor that ...
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Did God create humans within the last 10,000 years? 40% of Americans still think so, Gallup poll shows

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A new Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of American adults comply to a strict view of creationism, in which ...
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No, plants don’t have ‘conscious awareness’, scientists argue

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The remarkable ability of plants to respond to their environment has led some scientists to believe it’s a sign of ...
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Viewpoint: Trump’s fetal-tissue research ban ‘ignores and defies the facts’

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The Trump administration is halting fetal tissue research by government scientists and placing new restrictions on how the National Institutes ...
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Terminally ill California man is first to undergo cryonic preservation after assisted death

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A terminally ill patient who opted for assisted death has undergone cryonic preservation at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. This ...
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Some ‘quite effective’ US Civil War ‘folk’ medicines could lead to modern treatments

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With conventional medicines in short supply during the Civil War, the Confederacy turned to plant-based alternatives in desperation. New research ...
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Have we finally identified humanity’s direct ancestor? Controversial claim challenged

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Humans evolved from a group of ape-like hominins known as Australopithecine, but scientists aren’t [sure] which species is our direct ...
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Space station experiment testing ‘nano antioxidants’ that could fight age-related diseases

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An upcoming experiment aboard the International Space Station will test the effects of microgravity on living cells mixed with tiny ...
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Stanford investigation clears faculty members that knew about CRISPR baby scandal

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A Stanford investigation has cleared three prominent faculty members of helping with a controversial gene-editing experiment led by disgraced Chinese ...
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Genetic tests by Inova draw warning letter from FDA, citing potential for ‘serious health consequences’

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A suite of genetic tests used to predict a person’s response to specific medications is being marketed illegally by its ...
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Maybe cats do recognize their own names

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Dogs are amazing at recognizing their own names, but scientists are less certain about whether cats have this ability. New ...
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Birth of lambs from 50-year-old frozen sperm ‘bodes well’ for human fertility

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Semen frozen back in 1968 has been used to impregnate dozens of Merino ewes, resulting in healthy lambs. The Australian ...
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Infrared vision? We’ve now given it to mice and humans could be next

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[Researchers Tian Xue and Gang Han] modified the vision of mice such that they were able to see near-infrared light ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Craig Mello knew about the CRISPR babies. Why his silence was ‘not acceptable’

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The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate and biologist Craig Mello was aware of a pregnancy in China involving gene-edited ...
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Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies committed crimes, will be punished, China says

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The scientist responsible for creating the world’s first genetically modified babies violated government bans and committed fraud, according to Chinese ...
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10,000-year-old remains suggest dogs reached North America earlier than previously thought

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The skeletal remains of three ancient dogs found buried in Illinois now represent the earliest evidence for the presence of ...
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Chinese scientists aren’t keeping tabs on experimental gene therapy patients, report says

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Gene therapies are very much at their preliminary stages of development, so it would make sense to keep tabs on ...
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