News tagged with hominid ancestors

New species of early hominid found

( -- A previously unknown species of hominid that lived in what is now South Africa around two million years ago has been found in the form of a fossilized skeleton of a child and several bones of adults. The ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils report
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Microcephaly genes associated with human brain size

A group of Norwegian and American researchers have shown that common variations in genes associated with microcephaly - a neuro-developmental disorder in which brain size is dramatically reduced - may explain differences ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Genetics
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