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Genetic Evidence How Man Migrated To Europe
2013-08-12 14:47:31

According to a new DNA analysis, human expansion from Africa to Europe most likely occurred after the Last Glacial Maximum, between 26,500 and 19,000 years ago, and the Neolithic Era, approximately 12,000 years ago.

New Genetic Advances Ties Living Natives To Ancient Remains
2013-07-04 09:26:03

According to a new report in PLoS ONE, a team of researchers from the US and Canada used mitochondrial DNA, which mothers pass to their children, to trace three maternal lineages from ancient times into the modern day.

Prehistoric Horse DNA Sequenced
2013-06-27 04:22:03

A fossilized bone fragment belonging to a prehistoric relative of modern-day horses has led to the oldest genome-sequencing effort of all time, according to new research published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Researchers Uncover Genetic Payload Of Ancient Plankton In Black Sea Sediments
2013-05-07 10:23:32

Sorting through the vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was astounded by the variety of past plankton species that left behind their genetic makeup.

Scientists Use DNA To Study Ancient European History
2013-04-23 18:42:54

Researchers wrote in the journal Nature Communications they have reconstructed the genetic history of modern Europe.

Neanderthal Genome Fully Sequenced From Toe Bone
2013-03-20 06:21:09

A team of German scientists have fully sequenced the genome of the Neanderthal and said they will be making the entire sequence freely available to the scientific community for research.

Falkland Islands Wolf Mystery Solved
2013-03-06 05:19:41

A research group from the University of Adelaide has found the answer to one of natural history's most intriguing puzzles – the origins of the now extinct Falkland Islands wolf.

Ancient Otomi Tracked By Their DNA
2013-01-31 19:22:07

Researchers are using DNA to help uncover what happened to the original Otomi inhabitants of the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican state.

Cloning A Neanderthal, Adventurous Woman Needed
2013-01-21 04:30:00

Surrogacy, the act of a woman carrying a child for another person or couple, is a fairly standard and accepted practice in this day and age – unless, of course, you’re being recruited to give birth to the first Neanderthal baby in more than 30,000 years. Then it gets a little unorthodox.

2012-12-14 12:19:49

A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes.


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