By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: ancient-dna hunter-gatherers china agriculture archaeology genes genomics southeast-asia rice adna siberia paleoanthropology human-migration east-asia hunter-gatherer start-of-agriculture paleogenomics
All too often the medical community 'fat-shames' patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: diet genes prejudice eating obese overweight dieting losing-weight overeating obesity-series-2018
Brain scientists haven't been able to find major differences between women's and men's brains, despite over a century of searching
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: genetics brain genes learning intelligence hippocampus human-brain john-stuart-mill sex-differences brain-regions brain-size
From marmots to mole-rats to marmosets – studying many genes in many animals is key to understanding how humans can live longer
Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?
July 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: genes aging longevity living-longer-2020 living-longer youth lifespan fountain-of-youth
Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter
Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
May 5, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: genetics covid-19 coronavirus immune-system biology genes t-cells immune-cells disease viruses research-brief white-blood-cells immune cells computational-biology
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