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Latest Molecular anthropology Stories

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.

2009-06-04 12:18:35

Researchers at the University of Leeds have devised a more accurate method of dating ancient human migration – even when no corroborating archaeological evidence exists.

2004-11-25 03:00:20

The Y-chromosome is vital in the study of human evolution, writes Laoise Moore , winner of this year's 'Irish Times'/RIA biochemistry writing competition Our DNA connects us with the past.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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