New research adds to growing evidence that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals not just once, but over and over again throughout history.
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The oldest human genetic data ever recovered could shed light on the evolution of our ancestors and clarify the branches of the human family tree.
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Researchers have created the world's fastest nanoscale motor with "DNA origami." It could be the first step to nanobots that can deliver drugs and more.
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Human DNA replication is a lot looser than researchers thought. A tweak to the process could even kill cancer cells, researchers say.
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To study one of the last groups of woolly mammoths, researchers brought back some of their genes. The findings paint a grim picture of their slide to extinction.
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The synthesized "bilingual molecule" could become a powerful tool for diagnostics, gene therapy, and drug delivery that targets specific cells.
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Adenoviruses need one protein to unpack their DNA to infect human cells and without it, the infection fails. The finding could lead to new antivirals.
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