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Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin Color
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 12, 2017
Researchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.
Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans
Ruth Williams | Oct 5, 2017
A new study reveals how Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of present-day British people influences their traits.
Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought
Shawna Williams | Sep 29, 2017
From DNA evidence, researchers estimate the split from other species took place between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago.
Ancient Sugar Molecule Could Timestamp Human Evolution
Aggie Mika | Sep 12, 2017
In animal fossils dating back millions of years, researchers detect traces of a glycan once synthesized by ancestral human lineages.
Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found
Shawna Williams | Sep 5, 2017
Genetic variants in Alzheimer’s- and smoking-related genes appear to be under selection pressure, according to a study comparing the genomes of old and young participants.
Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic Variation
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2017
A study of five far-flung human populations gives clues to adaptations to environmental pressures.
Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago
Shawna Williams | Aug 9, 2017
Tooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.
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.
Likely Roamed Earth with
Bob Grant | May 9, 2017
New research provides evidence that the ancient hominin species might not be so ancient after all.
Moving Past the Myth of a Simple Biological Difference Between the Sexes
Cordelia Fine | Jan 1, 2017
The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.