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Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech

His office is filled with all sorts of bird books, but Duke neuroscientist Erich Jarvis didn't become an expert on the avian family tree because of any particular interest in our feathered friends. Rather, ...

Dec 11, 2014
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Team proposes new model for snake venom evolution

Technology that can map out the genes at work in a snake or lizard's mouth has, in many cases, changed the way scientists define an animal as venomous. If oral glands show expression of some of the 20 gene ...

Dec 08, 2014
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Big brains are all in the genes

Scientists have moved a step closer to understanding genetic changes that permitted humans and other mammals to develop such big brains.

Nov 28, 2013
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