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Olympic Search

December 09, 2015
Fast and sure on the ice, Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno was less sure about his ancestral background. Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno and Extreme Genes radio host Scott...
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Science’s Rock Stars

November 09, 2015
Seth McFarlane brought the humor, Pharrell Williams the glam, and this year’s winners of the Breakthrough Prize brought the wonder of science.  Breakthrough Prize winners at the ceremony. Image courtesy...
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Good Morning Friend

June 11, 2015
They’ve been friends since the first grade, so Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, YouTube stars with their own daily show, decided to see if there might be some deeper explanation...
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Meeting At the Crossroads

February 11, 2015
A skull found in a previously undisturbed cave in Israel may hold important new evidence not just about when modern humans migrated outPhoto: Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority of Africa,...
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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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Dem Bones

October 23, 2014
Svante Pääbo and his team in Leipzig are up to it again, sequencing a 45,000 year-old leg bone found on a riverban in Siberia and revealing more detail about interbreeding...
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Neanderthal Fade Away

August 28, 2014
Neanderthals, our ancient cousins whose DNA is still found in traces in modern humans, faded away in Europe about 10,000 years earlier than scientists once thought, according to a new...
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Breathless Over New Finding Using Ancient DNA

July 11, 2014
With one very important exception Tibetans and their Han Chinese neighbors are genetically very similar, but that one difference makes all the difference. In the breathlessly thin air of the...
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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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Neanderthals And Modern Humans

May 14, 2014
BioCentury This Week has done a nice series of interviews with Svante Pääbo, the director of evolutionary genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, who...
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