Monthly Archives: January 2013

Genetic adapatations for starchy diet may have facilitated dog domestication

Genetic adaptations allowing the early ancestors of modern dogs to thrive on a diet rich in starch, relative to the carnivorous diet of wolves, constituted a crucial step in the early domestication of dogs. Continue reading

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Ancient human dna suggests European /Asian split happened well before 40,000 years ago

DNA analysis of ancient human bones from Tianyuan cave suggests that the major migratory splits between Europeans and Asians happened considerably earlier than 40,000 years ago. Continue reading

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