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Nature or Nurture? Innate Social Behaviors in the Mouse Brain

Adult male mice have a simple repertoire of innate, or […]

Humans Still Evolving, Large-Scale Study of Genetic Data Shows

In a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in […]

Geneticists Trace Humble Apple’s Exotic Lineage All the Way to the Silk Road

It is a lunchbox staple so ubiquitous as to have […]

Kent State Researchers Help Find Pathologic Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease in Aged Chimpanzee Brains

Dementia affects one-third of all people older than 65 years […]

Restless Development: Bad Sleep May Be Evolutionary Survival Tool, Study Finds

Poor sleep is often regarded as a modern affliction linked […]

Prelude to Global Extinction: Stanford Biologists Say Disappearance of Species Tells Only Part of the Story of Human Impact on Earth’s Animals

No bells tolled when the last Catarina pupfish on Earth […]

First Big Efforts to Sequence Ancient African DNA Reveal How Early Humans Swept Across the Continent

The study of ancient human DNA has not been an […]

Long-Term Sexual Intimidation May Be Widespread in Primate Societies

After observing the mating habits of chacma baboons living in […]