News tagged with genetic evolution

A new evolutionary history of primates

A robust new phylogenetic tree resolves many long-standing issues in primate taxonomy. The genomes of living primates harbor remarkable differences in diversity and provide an intriguing context for interpreting human evolution. ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Evolution
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Cancer found to be a moving target

Cancer is the result of Darwinian evolution among populations of cells, in which the fittest cells win the struggle for survival, while ultimately killing the person of whom they are a part.

dateJun 10, 2009 in Cancer
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Scientists offer way to address 'age-old' questions

Scientists have devised a method to measure the impact of age on the growth rates of cellular populations, a development that offers new ways to understand and model the growth of bacteria, and could provide new insights ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in Evolution
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Reverse evolution in real-time

Evolutionary biology tells us that replaying life's tape will not not look at all like the original. The outcome of evolution is contingent on everything that came before. Now, scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia ...

dateJan 11, 2009 in
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Modeling Genomic Erosion

(PhysOrg.com) -- Even though scientists have successfully sequenced the human genome, they still lack a clear picture of exactly how coding and non-coding DNA sequences function together, or how genomes evolve ...

dateJan 15, 2009 in
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