How chimpanzee and human diets affect gene expression

Even though I read the classic 1975 Science paper by Mary-Claire King and Allan Wilson, where they demonstrated through comparative protein analysis, that chimpanzees and humans are genetically 99% identical, I was still shocked to read the results of the initial draft of the chimpanzee genome when it came out in September 2005. Like many... Continue Reading →

The 2007 Annual Review of Anthropology

Yann tells us that the 2007 Annual Reveiw of Anthropology is out, and all the content is open access to boot! He's rounded up some interesting reviews. Here are mine, Çatalhöyük in the Context of the Middle Eastern Neolithic Ian Hodder This review aims to show how the new results from Çatalhöyük in central Turkey... Continue Reading →

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