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The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2013

The Most Fascinating Human Evolution Discoveries of 2013

Wow. Ive just spent the last couple days going through the paleoanthropology news that broke in 2013 and I must say it was a banner year. There were so many exciting new findings that bear on scientists understanding of just about every chapter of humanitys seven-million-year sagafrom our ancestors first upright steps to the peopling [...]

January 1, 2014 — Kate Wong

Carrying canola forward

Whether you're coating a baking pan or sautéing squash, you'll likely reach into your cabinet for a kitchen staple: cooking oil. One of the healthiest of these oils is canola oil, and now, a team of researchers has taken a new step in improving the oil's source: the canola plant.

August 27, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick
A Genome is Not a Blueprint

A Genome is Not a Blueprint

Image: 1936 Joy Oil gas station blueprints (top); sequence from human chromosome 1 (bottom). Source: from A Monkey’s Blueprint by Martin Krzywinski on SA Visual When artist Martin Krzywinski was challenged to come up with a graphic that quickly and concisely shows how the human genome is more similar to chimpanzee and bonobo genomes than [...]

August 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Hallmarks of Cancer 7: Genome Instability and Mutation

Hallmarks of Cancer 7: Genome Instability and Mutation

All cancers share ten underlying principles, also known as the Hallmarks of Cancer. You can read about the first six here. The seventh is defined as genome instability and mutation.

November 26, 2013 — Buddhini Samarasinghe