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Latest Human evolutionary genetics Stories

2014-01-08 17:11:35

A new study compares the relative rate of molecular evolution between humans and chimps with that of their lice.

2012-05-09 05:30:20

The human brain is the center of the human nervous system and has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but it’s than expected.

Orangutans Harbor Ancient Primate Alu
2012-04-30 07:51:46

Alu elements infiltrated the ancestral primate genome about 65 million years ago.

Nearby Chimpanzee Populations Show Greater Genetic Diversity Than Distant Human Populations
2012-03-03 05:27:54

Chimpanzee populations living in relatively close proximity are substantially more different genetically than humans living on different continents, according to a study published March 2 in PLoS Genetics.

2009-09-09 09:28:48

British scientists say they are using chimpanzees to study so-called mobile DNA that is found in the genomes of humans and other primates. Researchers at the University of Leicester said most genes are always found in the same place in the genome.

2005-08-31 14:04:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - What makes a human different from a chimpanzee? Not much, but the little genetic differences clearly count for a lot, said scientists who have mapped the complete chimp genome and compared it to the human gene map.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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