Boost your Immune System: Breed with an Extinct Human Species

Last week at the Royal Society in London, research was presented suggesting that Neandertals not only interbred with H. sapiens sapiens, but that their genes were helpful to modern people moving out of Africa. This pioneering study was led by Peter Parham of Stanford University, and was only possible after the draft genome of H.... Continue Reading →

Genetic, Geographic, And Linguistic Structure Of European Populations

Both Razib and Dienekes have put a posts about this new Current Biology paper, "Correlation between Genetic and Geographic Structure in Europe." The authors of the paper compare the genetic make up of 2,514 individuals from Europe using the Affymetrix GeneChip Human Mapping 500K Array Set. Always the over achiever of science blogging, Razib has... Continue Reading →

On Human Genetic Variation and Human Identity

The breakthrough of 2007, as announced by AAAS, the nonprofit organization that publishes Science, is human genetic variation. Human genetic variation has been studied for quite sometime and the primary reason to study genetic variation in humans is to discover and describe the linkage of genes to many human diseases. This is an increasingly powerful... Continue Reading →

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