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Drunks and Monkeys

By | June 1, 2014

Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.  


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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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Sloppy Notes Led to Goodall Plagiarism

By | April 1, 2014

Jane Goodall’s latest book was revised to eliminate plagiarism, which she blames on chaotic note-taking.  


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More Monkeys With Edited Genomes

By | February 14, 2014

Researchers use the TALEN genome-editing technique to generate a primate model of Rett syndrome.  


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First CRISPR-Tinkered Primates Born

By | February 3, 2014

Twin macaques are the first primates born whose genomes were edited using CRISPR technology.


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Bipedal Beginnings

By | December 4, 2013

Re-examination of a thigh bone from one of the earliest putative hominins could impact scientists’ understanding of the origins of human bipedalism, a study suggests.


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A Lot Like Humans

By | October 15, 2013

Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.


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Fossil Sheds Light on Early Primates

By | June 6, 2013

The ancient remains of a tiny primate suggest it likely ate insects, lived in trees, and weighed less than an ounce.

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Decoding Monkey Thoughts

By | July 23, 2012

Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.


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World’s First Chimeric Monkeys

By | January 5, 2012

Researchers have bred monkeys derived from six different monkey parents.


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