Tag: genetics

Why Ebola is Still a Problem: It’s in the Genes

In the early months of 2014, news headlines screamed warning of an epidemic sweeping through West Africa. The Ebola virus spread through Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and several other countries before a case was reported on American soil and the disease received much more attention from residents of the United States. Ebola may not receive …

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DNA Shows that Dogs May Have Split Sooner From Wolves

The similarities between wolves and domesticated dogs is fairly obvious to us today, but exactly how long ago did our pups split from their descendants? Research published in Current Biology shows that it may have been more recently than we originally thought. The current assumption is that it occurred 15,000 years ago while humans were …

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