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Modern languages show no trace of our African origins

The evolution of human culture is often compared to biological evolution, and its easy to see why: both involve variation across a population, transmission of units from one generation to the next, and factors that ensure the survival of some variants and the death of others. However, sometimes this comparison fails.



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Inaugural Allen Distinguished Investigator Life Science Symposium

Researchers to showcase groundbreaking work in: Cellular decision-making, human accelerated regions, medical research and lineage barcodes The Allen Distinguished Investigator program supports high-risk, high-reward ideas in science.



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Tool-making may have made language genes more useful

Oldowan choppers dating to 1.7 million years ago, from Melka Kunture, Ethiopia. Its widely understood that human genetics can influence culture, but increasingly, the idea that culture can also affect genetics is gaining ground



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Why Wolves Became Dogs

There’s a good reason why wolves became human companions long before domestic breeding turned them into everything from Great Danes to poodles, scientists in Vienna say. They wanted to be our friends because underneath that furry hide they were a lot like us.



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Environment may trump genetics over immune system

The environment may be a much bigger driver of human health than genetics, which raises questions about the value of genomic sequencing and the push toward personalized medicine, says a team of Stanford scientists studying the immune system.



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Introduction to Human Genetics- for medical students [video lecture] – Video




Introduction to Human Genetics- for medical students [video lecture] This video lecture includes the definition of human genetics, its different branches, history, common terminologies, principle of human genetics, definition …

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Researchers discover genetic links to size of brain structures

ATLANTA–Five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain have been discovered by an international team that included a Georgia State University researcher.



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Genetic links found to size of brain structures

Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) In a significant finding, an international team of scientists has discovered five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain.



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Genetics Society of America names Louisa Stark as recipient of Elizabeth W. Jones Award

BETHESDA, MD – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Louisa A.



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New 'systems genetics' study identifies possible target for epilepsy treatment

A single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments, according to research. Epilepsy is a common and serious disease that affects around 50 million people worldwide. The mortality rate among people with epilepsy is two to three times higher than the general population.



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20. Human Genetics, SNPs, and Genome Wide Associate Studies – Video




20. Human Genetics, SNPs, and Genome Wide Associate Studies MIT 7.91J Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology, Spring 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-91JS14 Instructor: David Gifford This lecture by Prof.

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UAB Research Probes Molecular Basis of Rare Genetic Disorder

Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise BIRMINGHAM, Ala. An international group co-led by University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Mary MacDougall, Ph.D., has unraveled the molecular basis for the rare, inherited genetic disorder, Singleton-Merten Syndrome (SMS). Individuals with SMS develop extreme, life-threatening calcification of the aorta and heart valves, early-onset periodontitis and root resorption of the teeth, decreases in bone density, and loss of bone tissue at the tips of fingers and toes.



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Treatment restores sociability in autism mouse model

Among the problems people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) struggle with are difficulties with social behavior and communication. That can translate to an inability to make friends, engage in routine conversations, or pick up on the social cues that are second nature to most people. Similarly, in a mouse model of ASD, the animals, like humans, show little interest in interacting or socializing with other mice.



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Research probes molecular basis of rare genetic disorder

An international group co-led by University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Mary MacDougall, Ph.D., has unraveled the molecular basis for the rare, inherited genetic disorder, Singleton-Merten Syndrome (SMS). Individuals with SMS develop extreme, life-threatening calcification of the aorta and heart valves, early-onset periodontitis and root resorption of the teeth, decreases in bone density, and loss of bone tissue at the tips of fingers and toes. The cause of SMS is a missense mutation that changes a single amino acid in the protein MDA5 from arginine to glutamine, MacDougall and colleagues are reporting today (Jan.



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Mary Lyon obituary

Mary Lyon’s research advanced the understanding of X-linked inherited diseases such as haemophilia. Photograph: Adrian Ford Mary Lyon, who has died aged 89, was one of the foremost geneticists of the 20th century. She used the mouse as a powerful genetic tool to gain fundamental and profound insights into mammalian genetics and the genetic bases of disease



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Tel Aviv University's professor Yosef Shiloh Receives first Olav Thon Foundation Prize

Norway’s largest charitable foundation bestows cash prize for TAU cancer geneticist’s research on cell survival and DNA stability IMAGE:This is professor Yosef Shiloh of Tel Aviv University. view more Credit: American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) Norway’s largest charitable organization, the Olav Thon Foundation, which invests heavily in medical research, awarded its first international research award in the medical and natural sciences to Tel Aviv University’s Prof.



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Harnessing data from Nature's great evolutionary experiment

Scientists develop a computational method to estimate the importance of each letter in the human genome Cold Spring Harbor, NY – There are 3 billion letters in the human genome, and scientists have endlessly debated how many of them serve a functional purpose. There are those letters that encode genes, our hereditary information, and those that provide instructions about how cells can use the genes.



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New computation method helps identify functional DNA

Striving to unravel and comprehend DNAs biological significance, Cornell scientists have created a new computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells, according to a report published Jan. 19 in the journal Nature Genetics. The human genome is vast, totaling some three billion base pairs of nucleotides, the subunits of DNA



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Schizophrenia: genetic alterations linked to functional changes in nerve cells

20.01.2015 – (idw) Universittsklinikum Heidelberg A gene that influences the communication between nerve cells has a higher mutation rate in schizophrenia patients than in healthy individuals / Previously unknown gene mutations show a functional effect in nerve cells / Parallels between genetic alterations in patients with schizophrenia and autism / Scientists from Heidelberg publish in Molecular Psychiatry Researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital have identified 10 previously unknown genetic alterations (mutations) in schizophrenia patients. The affected gene defines the blueprint for a scaffolding protein, the SHANK2 protein, which plays a determinant role in the structures connecting nerve cells (neurons).



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