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Cultural Studies . Genetics . Social and Behavioural Sciences


Time travel with the molecular clock

November 20, 2015

Migration isn’t a new phenomenon, but new insights suggest that modern-day Europeans actually have at least three ancestral populations. This finding was published by Johannes Krause and prominently featured on the cover of Nature. The paleogeneticist himself is currently travellingl through time as a Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. For him, looking back millennia into the past is no problem. [more]

Evolutionary Biology


Age touches a nerve

September 01, 2010

Philipp Khaitovich from the CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology in Shanghai compares brain development in humans and monkeys to investigate why the different species differ with regard to their lifespan. [more]

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