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Childhood Experiences Can Permanently Change DNA

An investigation into more than 500 children shows that upbringing can have dramatic effects on human health. DNA is the genetic material that makes us who we are, determining our physical characteristics and even helping to shape our personality. There … Continue reading

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Evolution May Have Deleted Neanderthal DNA

Natural selection may be behind the dearth of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans. The modern human genome should, by all accounts, have more Neanderthal genes. Experts agree that early European and Asian humans almost certainly bred with Neanderthals, an ideal … Continue reading

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Advantages of Neanderthal DNA in the Human Genome

The retention of ancient hominin DNA in modern human genomes may have helped our ancestors adapt to life in diverse environments. The interbreeding of Neanderthals and Denisovans with Homo sapiens resulted in advantageous Neanderthal-inherited alleles in the genomes of a … Continue reading

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DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

For ten years, Jeremy Narby explored the Amazonian rain forests, the libraries of Europe, and some of the world’s most arcane scientific journals, following strange clues, unsuppressible intuitions, and extraordinary coincidences. He collected evidence and researched the seemingly impossible possibility … Continue reading

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