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Did medieval Black Death reach as far as sub-Saharan Africa?

Science | 
[S]ome researchers point to new evidence from archaeology, history, and genetics to argue that the Black Death likely did sow ...
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Mexico’s new science minister fiercely skeptical of GMO crops and new breeding techniques

Science | 
In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the campaign of Andrés Manuel López ...

Ancient DNA suggests South Asians descended from 3 Eurasian groups—hunter-gatherers, farmers, herders

Science | 
[A] study of the first ancient DNA recovered from South Asia shows that populations there mingled repeatedly thousands of years ...
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Uncovering ‘hidden stories of slavery’ in modern Latin American DNA

Science | 
If you walked the cobblestone streets and bustling markets of 16th and 17th century Mexico City, you would see people ...

DNA from mummies show ancient Egyptians had almost no sub-Saharan African genes

Science | 
After trying repeatedly to extract it, many scientists were convinced that the hot desert climate and, perhaps, the chemicals used ...

Argentina developing eagerly anticipated drought tolerant GMOs

Wired | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Sunflowers are hardy, tolerating heat ...

Human diversity, racial identity core revelations of Human Genome Project

Wired | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Sequencing the human genome ...
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What’s the genetic ancestry of average Americans?

In the United States, almost no one can trace their ancestry back to just one place. And for many, the ...
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