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International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.

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Researchers find differences in predatory behavior between a long-observed chimp tribe and a recently habituated one. 

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WHO Elects New Leader

By | May 24, 2017

Breaking norms, the World Health Organization chooses Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a non-MD from Africa, as its new director-general.  

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Two Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Congo

By | May 15, 2017

More than a dozen other individuals are suspected of infection in the central African nation.

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New research provides evidence that the ancient hominin species might not be so ancient after all.

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San People Write Ethical Code for Research

By | March 21, 2017

With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.

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“Out of Africa” Theory Gets the Genomic Treatment

By | September 26, 2016

A trio of genetic studies on seldom-studied indigenous populations points to a single wave of migration as humanity wandered from its evolutionary homeland into the rest of the world.

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Ancestries of nearly two dozen indigenous groups in the region reveal a close link between the genetic clustering of populations and the Kalahari Desert’s ecogeography.

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Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa

By | May 23, 2016

The viral strain circulating in Brazil is found in the Cape Verde islands.

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Ancient Microbe Migration

By | January 11, 2016

Bacteria from the stomach contents of “Iceman,” an ancient corpse frozen in a European glacier, shed light on early human migration.

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