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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.

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.

2011-09-19 22:04:39

Researchers at Brown University and Stanford University have pieced together ancient human migration in North and South America.

2009-08-14 10:41:24

At one time or another most of us wonder where we came from, where our parents or grandparents and their parents came from.

2008-06-25 18:03:07

ENVIRONMENTAL factors can affect DNA over a person's lifetime in ways that may be inherited, new research has shown. The findings add to the growing evidence that diet and lifestyle have health affects which may pass down generations.


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'.