Genetics


Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified
Salmonella enterica, the bacterium responsible for enteric fever, may be the long-debated cause of the 1545-1550 AD “cocoliztli” epidemic in Oaxaca, Mexico that heavily affected the native population. more
Researchers sequence a new Neandertal genome
The genome of a European Neandertal allows more Neandertal DNA to be identified in present-day people more
How easily we tan is influenced by Neandertal DNA
Neandertal DNA influences variation in skin tone and hair colour in people living today more
First large-scale ancient genomes study from sub-Saharan African skeletons lifts veil on prehistoric populations
Genetic analyses uncover lost human populations and surprising relationships, revealing a complex history of population movements in ancient Africa more
Parkinson's disease involves degeneration of the olfactory system
Scientists discover anatomical link for the loss of smell in Parkinson’s disease more
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