Diving Into The Genetic Adaptations of Sea Nomads

July 09, 2018
A study of the Bajau — an ethnic Malay people who for a thousand years have lived in and around the ocean as so-called Sea Nomads — offers the latest example of how genetic adaptations have given some populations the advantage they need to survive.
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Ancient DNA offers new insight into the human story

March 19, 2018
A review of David Reich's new book on the revolutionary findings and insights from ancient DNA.
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Science With A Little Altitude

August 09, 2017
23andMe scientist collects data while trekking to Everest base camp to record in real time the impact of altitude on the human body. With enough data from people it may be possible to see why some of us do better than others at higher elevations.
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Blast from the Past

February 24, 2016
Geneticist David Reich The ability to extract and then sequence ancient DNA, not just from ancient human bones, but also from the bones of our ancient cousins the Neanderthals, is...
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The Lasting Legacy of Neanderthals

February 18, 2016
New research by scientists at Vanderbilt University adds to our understanding of the legacy of our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. The study looked specifically at health conditions, finding associations between...
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Top Genetic Findings of 2014

December 26, 2014
The pace of discovery in genetics is such that every few months a new finding has the potential to change something fundamental about our understanding of the science. To keep...
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Breathless Over New Finding Using Ancient DNA

July 11, 2014
Tibetans can thank their ancient human cousins the Denisovans for their ability to adapt to the thin air of the Himalayas, according to new genetic research.
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A Conversation With 23andMe’s Eric Durand

May 30, 2014
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Eric Durand has been instrumental in developing several ancestry features at...
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More Neanderthal

January 29, 2014
Scientists at the University of Washington’s Department of Genome Sciences, report that they can zero in on remnant Neanderthal DNA in modern humans.They have identified specific regions in our genome...
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This Year’s Top Ten Genetic Findings of 2013

December 27, 2013
Each year at this time 23andMe puts together a list of the most interesting genetic findings of 2013. We’re doing that again but with a twist.We want to include in...
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