Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies
The question of how human societies evolve from small groups to the huge, anonymous and complex societies of today has been answered mathematically, accurately matching the historical record on the emergence ...
Researchers claim satellite data proves global warming caused by humans
Simulations show early farming might have caught on due to development of property rights
Editing the genome: New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes
Researchers at MIT, the Broad Institute and Rockefeller University have developed a new technique for precisely altering the genomes of living cells by adding or deleting genes. The researchers say the technology ...
Engineering algae to make complex anti-cancer 'designer' drug
Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in genetically engineering algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer.
Scientists use genetics, climate reconstructions to track global spread of modern humans out of Africa
(Phys.org)—Research indicates the out-of-Africa spread of humans was dictated by the appearance of favourable climatic windows.
Scientists create first 3-D map of human genome
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, scientists have developed a method for generating accurate three-dimensional models of the entire DNA strand of a cell, known as a genome.
Mouse genetic blueprint developed
Researchers have developed a valuable mouse genetic blueprint that will accelerate future research and understanding of human genetics. The international team, led by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger ...
Why is language unique to humans?
New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.
Unprecedented control of genome editing in flies promises insight into human development, disease
In an era of widespread genetic sequencing, the ability to edit and alter an organism's DNA is a powerful way to explore the information within and how it guides biological function.
Genomic and computational tools provide window to distant past
Out of the estimated 23,000 or more genes in the human genome, about 100 of them will differ—they will be present or not—between any two individuals. Genes lost or gained over time result from evolution ...
Study shows that people organize daily travel efficiently
(Phys.org) —Studies of human mobility usually focus on either the small scale—determining the origins, destinations and travel modes of individuals' daily commutes—or the very large scale, such as using ...
'Roadmap' of human metabolism offers new understanding of cancer, obesity, more
(Medical Xpress)—An international consortium of researchers has created the largest computer model of human metabolism to date, an astonishingly detailed roadmap that points the way to better understanding of cancer, obesity, ...
For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue
For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have isolated adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue.