Ancient DNA from archaeological skeletons shows that Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation 5,000 years ago There has been much research into the … Read more
A team of French investigators has discovered viruses containing genes for antibiotic resistance in a fossilized fecal sample from 14th century Belgium, long before antibiotics … Read more
Fast-accumulating data seem to indicate that our close cousins, the Neandertals, were much more similar to us than imagined even a decade ago. But did … Read more
Don’t close the book on Fido’s genealogy just yet: A new study led by University of California, Davis, wildlife genetics researchers provides a surprising glimpse … Read more
Conservation paleobiologists — scientists who use the fossil record to understand the evolutionary and ecological responses of present-day species to changes in their environment — are putting the dead to work.
A new review of the rese…