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Latest Human genetic variation Stories

2013-11-15 10:31:11

Those of us who want to learn about our ancestors — who they were, where they came from and how they mingled (or didn't) with others around them — often turn to historical records or elderly family members for answers.

2013-04-15 14:04:09

The largest genetic search for "obesity genes" in people of African ancestry has led to the discovery of three new regions of the human genome that influence obesity in these populations and others.

2013-01-11 10:14:47

When Charles Darwin first sketched how species evolved by natural selection, he drew what looked like a tree.

Gene Mutations Begin Showing Up In Last 5,000 Years Of Human Evolution
2012-11-29 10:51:10

It is within the past 5 to 10,000 years that researchers have found that most genetic mutations have occurred, making us genetically different than we once were.

Clearer Picture On African Human Expansion Revealed
2012-10-23 14:22:42

One of the biggest sticking points in the scientific debate over the story of human evolution and eventual diaspora from Africa has been how it is told from two opposite sides of the scientific spectrum...

Your DNA Has A GPS
2012-08-16 16:02:07

TAU research says genetics can reveal your geographic ancestral origin

2012-05-24 20:08:53

Understanding the genetic diversity within and between populations has important implications for studies of human disease and evolution.

2012-05-19 00:12:17

A large survey of human genetic variation, published today in the online version of the journal Science, shows that rare genetic variants are not so rare after all and offers insights into human diseases.

2012-02-16 14:19:53

Genetic information provided by a large group of specially-designed mice could pave the way to faster human health discoveries and transform the ways people battle and prevent disease.

2012-02-10 00:01:48

A recent large and comprehensive analysis of 50,000 genetic variants across 2,000 genes linked to cardiovascular and metabolic function has identified four genes associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and six independent disease-associated variants at previously known loci.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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