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2014-01-29 12:27:20

Thomas M. Jessell receives $100,000 prize Antonio Giraldez, Stavros Lomvardas, and Pardis Sabeti win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Thomas M. Jessell as the winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the Vilcek Prizes honor the contributions of immigrants to the American arts and sciences, and include $100,000 cash awards. Dr. Jessell, the Claire...

Genetic Variation Helped Humans Evolve, Adapt To Climate Changes
2013-02-15 10:05:03

[Watch Video: 2 Studies Reveal Genetic Variation That Drives Human Evolution] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New light has been shed on a genetic variation that may have played a key role in human evolution by two studies published by an international group of researchers this week in the journal Cell. To understand a gene variant that might have helped humans adapt to humid climates, the research team used an animal model, along with whole-genome sequencing...

2010-01-08 12:38:13

Researchers devise method to pinpoint key genetic variations under positive natural selection that may impact human health Fossils may provide tantalizing clues to human history but they also lack some vital information, such as revealing which pieces of human DNA have been favored by evolution because they confer beneficial traits "” resistance to infection or the ability to digest milk, for example. These signs can only be revealed through genetic studies of modern humans and other...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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