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1000 Genomes Project releases pilot data

The completion of three pilot projects designed to determine how best to build an extremely detailed map of human genetic variation begins a new chapter in the international project called 1,000 Genomes, said the director ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Genetics
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WISE Telescope has Heart and Soul

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured a huge mosaic of two bubbling clouds in space, known as the Heart and Soul nebulae. The space telescope, which has completed about three-fourths ...

dateMay 24, 2010 in Astronomy
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Why humans outlive apes

The same evolutionary genetic advantages that have helped increase human lifespans also make us uniquely susceptible to diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease and dementia, reveals a study to be published in a special ...

dateJan 26, 2010 in Evolution
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Why we outlive our ape ancestors

In spite of their genetic similarity to humans, chimpanzees and great apes have maximum lifespans that rarely exceed 50 years. The difference, explains USC Davis School of Gerontology Professor Caleb Finch, is that as humans ...

dateDec 02, 2009 in Medical research
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