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Interactive Map Reveals How Fallen European Empires Have Left Their Lasting Stamp on the World's Gene-Pools
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA, discovery, research, science, scientists, genetics )

- 1527 days ago -
DNA footprints left in the wake of ancient warriors can unravel long-held secrets about a country's past.
Novel Genetic Patterns May Make Us Rethink Biology and Individuality
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Genetics, DNA )

- 1624 days ago -
Interesting read about new study on DNA!
Gene Variant Predicts Time of Death
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, genetics, health, death, humans, study )

- 1944 days ago -
Scientists who study genetic mutations and the body's "circadian clock" say they have found a variant that determines the time of day a person is most likely to die.
Attacks Paid for By Big Business Are 'Driving Science Into a Dark Era'
Science & Tech  (tags: American Association for the Advancement, AAAS, Nina Fodoroff, anti-science, climate change, big business, genetics, genetically modified organisms, GMO's, science policy, oil, Heartlsnd Institute, David Koch, Exxon, energy corporations )

- 2253 days ago -
Researchers attending one of the world's major academic conferences 'are scared to death of the anti-science lobby'. This year there has been a palpable chill to proceedings.
From Blue Whales to Earthworms, a Common Mechanism Gives Shape to Living Beings
Science & Tech  (tags: developmental biology, genetics, HOX genes )

- 2378 days ago -
Why don't our arms grow from the middle of our bodies? Vertebrae, limbs, ribs, tailbone ... in only two days, all these elements take their place in the embryo, in the right spot and with the precision of a Swiss watch.
Is the Black Death the Ancestor of All Modern Plagues?
Science & Tech  (tags: history, genetics, Black Death, study, pandemic, genome )

- 2383 days ago -
The bacterial strain responsible for the Black Death, which killed up to half of Europe's population in the mid-14th century, is the ancestor of all modern plagues, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
Scientists Engineer New Form of Mammal Reproduction to Create Mice That Have Two Fathers
Science & Tech  (tags: engineering, mammal reproduction, science, genetics )

- 2689 days ago -
Scientists have created mice with two fathers - raising the possibility of gay couples having children who are genetically their own.In experiments hailed as a 'new form of mammalian reproduction', American researchers used a complex series of steps......
The Stigma Gene âEUR" Bad Science
Science & Tech  (tags: genetics, research, science, scientists )

- 2752 days ago -
What does it mean to say that a psychological or behavioural condition has a biological cause? Over the past week more battles have been raging over ADHD, after a paper published by a group of Cardiff researchers found evidence that there is a genetic ass
Genetic Clues to Evolution of Jaws in Vertebrates Unearthed
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetics, Evolution, Jaws, Vertebrates, cartilage, science )

- 2762 days ago -
A half-billion years ago, vertebrates lacked the ability to chew their food. They did not have jaws. Instead, their heads consisted of a flexible, fused basket of cartilage.
'Mitochondrial Eve' Research: Humanity Was Genetically Divided For 100,000 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: science, humans, interesting, evolution, history, genetics, Africa, research )

- 2803 days ago -
The human race was divided into two separate groups within Africa for as much as half of its existence, says a Tel Aviv University mathematician. Climate change, reduction in populations and harsh conditions may have caused and maintained the separation.
Finding Our Inner Fish
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, fish, evolution, genetics, yeast, physiology, research, science )

- 2846 days ago -
It took him years of searching in the Canadian Arctic, but in 2004, Neil Shubin found the fossilized remains of what he thinks is one of our most important ancestors. Turns out, it's a fish.
Can Genetics Bring An Extinct Species Back to Life?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, extinction, extinct species, resurrection, genetics, Galapagos )

- 2985 days ago -
An international team of researchers led by scientists from Yale believes it may be possible to resurrect a tortoise species hunted to extinction by whalers visiting the Galapagos Islands during the early 19th century, before Charles Darwin made his famou
Genetic 'Map' of Asia's Diversity
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic 'map', Asia, genetics, science, nature )

- 3050 days ago -
An international scientific effort has revealed the genetics behind Asia's diversity.
New Brain Imaging Reveals the Secret to Higher IQ
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, genetics, human brain, interesting, medicine, news, research, scientists, study )

- 3309 days ago -
New studies show that the brain's neural wiring determines intelligence and is largely genetically-determined, providing further support that IQ is inherited. Important to Alzheimer's research. Noted in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Parkinson's-Linked Mutation Makes Neurons Vulnerable To Calcium-Induced Death
Science & Tech  (tags: Parkinson's Disease, Genetics )

- 3324 days ago -
A new study reveals the mechanism by which a genetic mutation linked with Parkinson's disease (PD) renders dopamine neurons particularly vulnerable to cell injury and death.

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