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Vikings not purely Scandinavian and many were dark-haired, claims genetic study

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Vikings were far from a single group of flaxen-haired, sea-faring Scandinavians. A genetic study of Viking-age human remains has not ...
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Extraterrestrial neighbors? Our galaxy contains over 30 intelligent civilizations, new calculations suggest

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In 1961 the astronomer Frank Drake proposed what became known as the Drake equation, setting out seven factors that would ...
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Twins study bolsters theory that genetics play a role in coronavirus symptom severity

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Symptoms of Covid-19 appear to be partly down to genetic makeup, researchers at King’s College London have discovered. The finding ...
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Structure of the brains of career criminals may shed light on ‘persistent antisocial behavior’

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[A]dults with a long history of offenses show striking differences in brain structure compared with those who have stuck to ...

Protein tangles may help predict where and how Alzheimer’s will strike the brain

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Tangles of a protein found inside the brain cells of people with Alzheimer’s disease can be used to predict future ...
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New analysis of Dead Sea scrolls reveals minerals not typically from region

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The Dead Sea scrolls have given up fresh secrets, with researchers saying they have identified a previously unknown technique used ...
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Brain changes can be spotted ‘years before’ Parkinson’s disease emerges

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Changes in the brain that can be spotted years before physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease occur might act as an ...
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Medieval crusader armies had remarkable genetic diversity

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Crusader armies were made up of people from remarkably genetically diverse backgrounds, hailing not just from western Europe but also much further ...
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Why being tall may increase your cancer risk

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Taller people have a greater risk of cancer because they are bigger and so have more cells in their bodies ...
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Insulin pill could replace daily injections for diabetics

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An insulin pill for people with diabetes could be in the offing, say researchers, providing hope that a daily regime ...
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Humans produce new neurons affecting learning, memory and emotion throughout our lives

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Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, ...
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How might humans react to alien life? ‘We will take it rather well’

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[R]esearchers say the discovery of alien life is more likely to be welcomed with open arms than panic. … To ...
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Growing human organs in sheep could help solve transplant shortage

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Growing human organs inside other animals has taken another step away from science-fiction, with researchers announcing they have grown sheep ...

‘Chemical surgery’ could treat diseases by fixing genetic mutations

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A breakthrough in “chemical surgery” that can correct a type of genetic mutation behind a host of diseases has been ...
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Is sugar as addictive as hard drugs? Scientists say that’s ‘absurd’

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An article suggesting that sugar should be considered an addictive substance, and could even be on a par with abusive ...
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Genetics may explain tendency towards violence in our evolutionary history

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Humans are predisposed to murder each other, new research suggests, although it remains unclear if it’s down to genetics or ...

Genes tied to birth weight in infants also linked to diabetes, heart disease later in life

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Birth weight of babies is influenced by genes that are also linked to the risk of developing a range of ...
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Can gene therapy reverse aging?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In September 2015, [Elizabeth] ...

Does autism spectrum have clear cut-off points?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The same genes involved ...