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The Human Virome

By | November 1, 2016

Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.

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Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns

By | October 5, 2016

Yawn duration also correlates with the number of cortical neurons, according to a study.

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Bigger Brains

By | February 20, 2015

Researchers identify a human DNA element that spurs neurogenesis and brain growth when placed in mice.

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The Surprising Evolution of Sex Determination

By | April 23, 2014

A detailed analysis of sex chromosomes finds unexpected evolution of functional Y chromosome genes across species.

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The Nose Knows

By | March 25, 2014

The human nose can differentiate more than a trillion odors, a study finds.

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Another Obesity-Associated Gene

By | March 13, 2014

Researchers find a new gene connected to obesity in a surprising part of the genome.

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Discerning Elephants

By | March 12, 2014

Elephants are able to tell human voices apart based on cues for age, sex, and ethnic group.

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High Protein, High Risk?

By | March 6, 2014

Low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans.

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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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