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Eyeborg: Man has video camera inserted to replace damaged eye

Live Science | 
Rob Spence, a documentary filmmaker from Canada, has a prosthetic eye that doubles as a video camera. Spence, who is ...
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Can DNA end mystery of Shroud of Turin?

Yahoo News | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Is it a medieval ...

Viking men didn’t travel alone: Norsewomen helped colonize new lands, too

Mashable | 
Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ...

Genetics says Sea Anemones are half plant, half animal

Live Science | 
The sea anemone is an oddball: half-plant and half-animal, at least when it comes to its genetic code, new research ...

Children to order: Ethics of “designer babies”

Live Science | 
Creating designer babies who are free from disease and super athletic or smart may finally be around the corner. But ...

New technique separates modern contaminants from ancient DNA

Live Science | 
The DNA of a Neanderthal found in a Siberian cave has been sequenced, thanks to a new technique that weeded ...

Indians and Europeans share ‘light-skin’ genetic coding

Live Science | 
Indians share a gene with Europeans that plays a significant role in coding for lighter skin, new research suggests. The ...

Are humans reversing cat domestication by neutering pets?

Live Science | 
When your cat sees a stranger, does he come and snuggle close or hiss and run away? Whether a feline ...

Cuckold alert! Who’s your daddy? Probably your daddy, says DNA paternity study

Live Science | 
Despite the popularity of paternity tests and the guest lineup of the "Maury Povich" show, most men are not being ...

Evolutionary big bang triggered by multiple events

Live Science | 
The Cambrian explosion, the evolutionary "big bang" that led to the emergence of a trove of complex life forms, was ...

Altitude sickness: genetics may explain why only some fall ill

Live Science | 
Some people who live at high altitudes suffer breathlessness, palpitations and dizziness, while others have no health problems, and now ...

Southern Europeans more African than thought

Live Science | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Southern Europeans get a significant portion of their genetic ancestry from North Africa, new ...

Entire European continent shares ancestry

Live Science | 
The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. Europeans all shared ...

Lice genes reveal human migration

CBS News | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Lice genes could offer insights into human migration, according to new research. The new ...

Men’s Y chromosome isn’t “junk” — it’s an “evolutionary marvel”

Live Science | 
The Y chromosome may have gotten a bad rap. Despite the claim that this male sex chromosome is mostly junk, ...

Identical twins may not be quite so identical

Live Science | 
Identical twins may not be so identical after all. Even though identical twins supposedly share all of their DNA, they ...
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