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New Clues About Human Ancestry
2013-08-02 05:16:23

For the first time, scientists have been able to trace human ancestry through the male line by sequencing the DNA of multiple entire Y chromosomes - and this so-called "Adam" lived during roughly the same time period as the female most recent common ancestor, mitochondrial "Eve," they have discovered.

Blondeness In Solomon Islanders Due To Genetic Variations
2012-05-04 08:38:37

Excess sun exposure, a diet rich in fish, and gene inheritance from ancient explorers and traders, are all possible theories why some dark-skinned indigenous Solomon Islanders are naturally blonde, according to new research published today in the journal Science.

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2011-02-26 08:19:41

NSF-supported researchers map the genetic origins of “village" dogs on five continents.

2010-08-11 13:38:30

Sure, dogs are special. You might not be aware, however, that studying their genomes can lead to advances in human health.

2010-06-14 13:04:25

Understanding the genetic ancestry of mixed populations, such as those found in North America, can not only help to detect their origins but also to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases.

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2008-02-20 13:40:00

Human migration from Africa to Europe more than 30,000 years ago appears to have left a mark on the genes of Europeans today.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.