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Aug 20, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians.  Continue reading →
Jul 14, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Jillian Rose Rose Lim, LiveScience
People unsuspectingly choose friends who share parts of the same DNA, a new genetic analysis finds.
Jul 8, 2014 07:00 PM ET // AFP
Small differences in the genes can account for how well kids do with numbers and words innately.
Jul 2, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Denisovans, a prehistoric species of human, passed beneficial DNA to Tibetans, who then helped push Denisovans to extinction. Continue reading →
Jun 16, 2014 09:00 AM ET // AFP
Special banana varieties that are enriched with alpha and beta carotene are undergoing human trials now.
Jun 3, 2014 01:42 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
The next generation of IVF would involve the eggs of two women and the sperm of one man in order to prevent mitochondrial diseases. Continue reading →
Jun 2, 2014 07:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Unborn fetuses have an unusual reaction when mom's stressed: They touch their faces with their left hand. Continue reading →
Jun 2, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The single mutation was found in a long gene sequence and is present in about one-third of Northern Europeans.
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