News tagged with primate ancestors

Orangutans harbor ancient primate Alu

Alu elements infiltrated the ancestral primate genome about 65 million years ago. Once gained an Alu element is rarely lost so comparison of Alu between species can be used to map primate evolution and diversity. New research ...

dateApr 30, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Get off Chuck's back!

( -- If Charles Darwin were alive today, he would be shaking his head and asking, "Why is everybody always picking on me?"

dateOct 22, 2010 in Evolution
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A dead gene comes back to life in humans

( -- Researchers have discovered that a long-defunct gene was resurrected during the course of human evolution. This is believed to be the first evidence of a doomed gene - infection-fighting human IRGM - making ...

dateMar 06, 2009 in Genetics
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