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Humans pack an efficient bite, but at a cost

New work by an international team of researchers shows that the cranium of modern Homo sapiens is poorly-suited to produce large biting forces due to an important limitation involving the jaw joint. The findings are consistent ...

dateAug 08, 2016 in Evolution
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Navigating the human genome with Sequins

Australian genomics researchers have announced the development of Sequins—synthetic 'mirror' DNA sequences that reflect the human genome. This intuitive new technology, which can be used to better map and analyse complexity ...

dateAug 08, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Population boom preceded early farming

University of Utah anthropologists counted the number of carbon-dated artifacts at archaeological sites and concluded that a population boom and scarce food explain why people in eastern North America domesticated plants ...

dateAug 02, 2016 in Other
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