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Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Shawna Williams | Jul 5, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.
Government Nixes Teaching Evolution in Turkish Schools
Aggie Mika | Jun 23, 2017
Students will not learn the theory in primary and secondary schools nationwide.
Making Public Data Public
Ruth Williams | Jun 8, 2017
Computational scientists develop a system for spotting data overdue for public release, and end up getting hundreds of open-access datasets corrected.
Scientists Uncover Oldest
Fossils to Date
Diana Kwon | Jun 6, 2017
The new fossils push the origin of the human species back by 100,000 years.
Mammals May Have a 12-Hour Clock
Ashley Yeager | Jun 6, 2017
Data point to peaks in gene expression in the morning and evening that are distinct from day-night circadian cycles.
More than 18,000 Genomic Records from Cancer Patients Available
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2017
The publicly available database found nearly a third of samples included mutations targeted by either approved drugs or therapies in clinical trials.
Mammalian Jaws Evolved to Chew Sideways
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
Parallel evolution in jaws and teeth helped early mammals diversify their diets.
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Male Fish Borrows Egg to Clone Itself
Ruth Williams | May 23, 2017
A fish created by spontaneous androgenesis is the first known vertebrate to arise naturally by this asexual reproductive phenomenon.
Study: Fishing Induces Gene Expression Changes
Jef Akst | May 18, 2017
Harvesting lab-raised zebrafish based on their size led to differences in the activity of more than 4,000 genes, as well as changes in allele frequencies of those genes, in the fish that remained.