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Dog Origins Disputed
Karen Zusi | Dec 17, 2015
A genomic study suggests that dogs diverged from wolves in Southeast Asia 33,000 years ago, contrary to reports placing their origins elsewhere on the continent.
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Karen Zusi | Oct 21, 2015
Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.
Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2015
A new estimate of the origin of life on Earth pushes back the date by 300 million years.
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.
Bacteria Breed Multicellularity?
Hayley Dunning | Aug 15, 2012
A single-celled relative of animals forms colonies when exposed to a bacterial product, hinting at the possible origins of multicellularity.
What lab mice are made of
Megan Scudellari | Jun 3, 2011
The most detailed genetic maps to date of classical lab mouse strains reveal limited genetic diversity and overwhelmingly originate from a single species of domestic mouse, the researchers report.