language

The genetics of hunter-gatherer populations

May 10, 2010
The author during her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching in Kenya 25 years ago, I was fascinated by the cultural, linguistic,...
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New Research on FOXP2 Gene in Mice Reveals Insights to Origins of Language in Humans

May 29, 2009
It is estimated that there are up to 8,000 distinct languages spoken around the world today.   At birth, the human mind is capable of learning and understanding any of...
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Scientists Publish Largest-Ever Study on the Genetics of Modern Africans

April 30, 2009
When scientific research is published, the authors often confess that they wish they’d collected more data. Critical reviews of research studies often say the same thing. Indeed, if there’s anything...
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