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A sugar rush of DNA methylation -
Diabetes predisposes to cancer development, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this tumour-promoting effect are poorly understood. Wu et al. now show that elevated glucose levels, which are a hallmark of diabetes, are directly linked to decreased ...

'Jumping genes' key to evolution, researchers reveal - Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Washington: Turns out, almost half of our DNA sequences are made up of jumping genes, which are also known as transposons. Transposons is a DNA sequence that changes its position within a genome, sometimes creating or reversing mutations and ...
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Rejuvenating senolytics -
Cellular senescence, which is induced by a variety of stresses, is a state of proliferative arrest that is characterized by changes in gene expression and the secretion of pro-inflammatory factors — known as the senescence-associated secretory ...

Nature: Humans Did Come Out of Africa, Says DNA

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Evidence that we are all descended from a single ancestral group that lived in Africa.

Origins of Modern Humans: Multiregional or Out of Africa
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Analysis in support of the Out of Africa model, by Dr. Donald Johanson.

Asians for Humans, Animals & Nature
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Nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public on animal and environmental welfare.

NATURE: The Elephants of Africa
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Learn about the life cycle of the elephant, how its trunk works, the ivory trade, and elephant poaching.

DNA Repair: Responses to DNA Damage and Other Aspects of Genomic Stability

Publishes observations on genetic, cellular, biochemical, and molecular aspects of DNA repair, mutagenesis, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis. DNA and DNA Testing
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Collection of articles addressing DNA testing and how it has become an increasingly popular method of identification and research since its establishment in 1985.

A heterodimeric DNA polymerase: Evidence that members of Euryarchaeota possess a distinct DNA polymerase
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Journal abstract, with references.

How Humans Evolved
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A general introduction to natural selection and population genetics, human behavior and mating, and the fossil record. Includes quizzes.

The Primates: Humans
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As a member of the superfamily Hominoidea, man is in fact just another primate species with African origins and differs physically only in degree from some of the other species.

Humans and Other Animals

Sociological discussion of the human-animal relationship (anthrozoology).

Cloning Humans: Can It Really Be Done?
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Dr. David Whitehouse answers some questions about cloning and whether the technology can be made to work in humans.