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DNA Analysis May Reveal When Humans Stopped Having Sex With Neanderthals

By | Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:59

Modern Europeans may have interbred with Neanderthals as recently as 37,000 years ago, after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out of Africa, according to a new study.

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Indigenous Asian Tribe May Hold Genetic Clues to Skin Cancer in Europeans

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 13:49

Studying the genetics of an indigenous Malaysian tribe may be the key to unlocking the mystery that has long perplexed scientists: why East Asians have light skin but lower skin cancer rates than Europeans.