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Largest genetic sequencing study of human disease
Researchers have completed the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.
The Norway spruce genome sequenced
(Umea University) Swedish scientists have mapped the gene sequence of Norway spruce (the Christmas tree) -- a species with huge economic and ecological importance -- and that is the largest genome to have ever been mapped. The genome is complex and seven times larger than that of humans. The results...
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Humanity''s closest ancestor was pigeon-toed, research reveals
By Charles ChoiLiveScienceThe most complete investigation of the anatomy of what may be the immediate ancestor of the human lineage is now shedding light on secrets about how it might have behaved, researchers say.For instance, the human ancestors may have moved in an entirely new way, with a somewh...
How Ancient Humans Walked: Their Footprints May Mislead
Fossil footprints can provide misleading insights into how early human ancestors walked