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August 9, 2014

The Genetics of What Makes Us Human

What in our genome makes our species unique and why has it been so hard to find?


Scholars of human origins are concerned with understanding why and how the traits that set humans apart from our primate relatives, like complex language...

August 8, 2014

In an article accompanying the initial publication of the human genome sequence in 2001, distinguished evolutionary geneticist Svante Pääbo celebrated the accomplishment, comparing the feat to putting a man on the moon. But he also offered these words of caution:


"As w...

July 31, 2014

Duke Lemur Center published 48 years of life history data on the Center's animals this month in Nature Scientific Data. With data for more than 4000 animals comprising 27 strepsirrhine species, this looks to be a real goldmine for primatologists! Life history variables...

July 24, 2014

The latest Radiolab podcast is dedicated to the Galapagos Islands, the archipelago off the coast of Ecuador that inspired Charles Darwin during the voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle and a "Mecca" to evoutionary biologists. Among many topics covered was the fate of Lonesome G...

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