Nuclear DNA from sediments helps unlock ancient human history

The field of ancient DNA has revealed important aspects of human evolutionary past, including relationships with Denisovans and Neandertals. These studies have relied on DNA from bones and teeth, which store DNA and protect ...

New evidence: Neandertals buried their dead

Was burial of the dead practiced by Neandertals or is it an innovation specific to our species? There are indications in favor of the first hypothesis but some scientists remain skeptical. For the first time in Europe, however, ...

New method to boost supply of life-saving stem cells

Researchers at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and Columbia University in New York City have identified a protein that is critical for the expansion of typically scarce, life-saving blood stem cells.

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