News tagged with human development

Genetic alteration linked with human male infertility

One in seven couples worldwide has difficulty conceiving a child, and male infertility is thought to account for nearly half of those cases. Although the cause of male infertility is often unknown, scientists have now discovered ...

dateSep 30, 2010 in Genetics
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Crocs and fish key to human evolution

( -- A team of scientists now know what may have helped fuel the evolution of the human brain two million years ago. Archeologists working in Kenya unearthed evidence that our human ancestors ate a wide variety ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Autism susceptibility genes identified

Two genes have been associated with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in a new study of 661 families. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's journal Molecular Autism found that variations in the genes for two brain proteins, ...

dateMar 25, 2010 in Genetics
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