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Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 19, 2018

The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  

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An 88,000-year-old finger bone places human ancestors in Arabia earlier than previously believed.

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Researchers find that modern human populations carry distinct sets of genes from the extinct hominin species.

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The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.

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The find is estimated to be at least 177,000 years old.

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The genome of an infant who lived in Alaska thousands of years ago represents a previously unknown group of humans called Ancient Beringians, who share a common lineage with other Native Americans. 

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The Genetic Strategies of Dealing with High Altitude

By Abby Olena | November 2, 2017

Andean highlander genomes possess cardiovascular-related variants, while populations from other regions evolved different solutions to manage the lack of oxygen.

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image: Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color

Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 12, 2017

Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.

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image: Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans

Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans

By Ruth Williams | October 5, 2017

A new study reveals how Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of present-day British people influences their traits.

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image: Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought

Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought

By Shawna Williams | September 29, 2017

From DNA evidence, researchers estimate the split from other species took place between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago.

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