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Lineage-Enders

Teddy Wayne recently wrote a piece for the Sunday New York Times called “The Childless Life” (the digital version is titled “No Kids for Me, Thanks”) which at face value was a discussion of the individual choice to go vocally, self-righteously extinct. In … Continue reading

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Phenotyping and the Bucketmouth Beard

When the Personal Genome Project(PGP) launched and the first ten volunteers were inducted, it was clear that they were intent on more than just genomics. Most of us were photographed with a little 10cm ruler taped to the middle of our … Continue reading

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700,000 year-old Thistle Creek horse eclipses Denisovan record

Until last month, the most ancient whole genome ever sequenced from the DNA residues extracted from fossilized bone was from a polar bear.  Continuously frozen in ice for about 120,000 years on Svalbard Island, Norway, this polar bear jaw helped … Continue reading

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