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DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.

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Researchers did not observe the same link between a bacterium and human colon cancer that prior investigators had reported.

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In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.


The agency gave personal genomics company 23andMe the green light to screen samples for breast cancer–related genetic mutations.


image: EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution

EPA’s Scott Pruitt Doesn’t Buy Evolution

By Kerry Grens | March 5, 2018

In audio files from 2005, the future Administrator of the EPA said there’s a lack of “sufficient scientific facts” to back the theory.


A molecule produced by a strain of Staphylococcus epidermis interferes with DNA synthesis.


Two large-scale studies reveal new insights into the genomic characteristics of childhood cancers.


image: Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight

Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight

By Ashley Yeager | February 23, 2018

Dampening the immune response to stay up in the air may have helped bats become tolerant to viral infections.


A closer moon and ideal coastal conditions for tide pool formation may have started the evolutionary transition of tetrapods.

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Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome. 

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