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Best of 2018: The Earliest Non-Human Tools

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A practical treasure trove of stone age tools found in Attirampakkam, India, have been dated at 385,000 years, and are evidence that our species...

Best of 2018: The Earliest Hominins Outside of Africa

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A singular site in Shangchen in Northern China has revealed almost 100 stone tools, which were made over a span of 800,000 years.  The...

Best of 2018: The Oldest Modern Finger In the Middle East

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At over 85,000 years old, these bones are the oldest modern human fossils to be found in the Arabian Peninsula.  The find was announced...

Best of 2018: Our Expanding Family

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Science is in agreement:  the earliest Hominids - our particular branch of the primate tree - evolved in Africa.  After that, however, things get...

Best of 2018: The Oldest Modern Human outside Africa

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Announced in January's issue of Science, a partial jaw bone of a modern human was dated to between 177,000 years ago and 194,000 years ago.  That...

Best of 2018: In Utero Protein Therapy

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For the first time ever, Doctors have been able to treat a genetic disease before birth. /READ MORE// Fetus Has DNA Sequenced People born with a...

Best of 2018: The Largest Family Tree

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Computational Biologists have built the largest family tree ever constructed, jammed with over 13 million people over the course of 500 years. /READ MORE// It’s...

Best of 2018: Is CRISPR Safe?

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The much-hyped editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9 has already revolutionized the fields of genetics and medicine.  The technique, which entered the public eye around 5 years...

Best of 2018: CRISPR CasRx

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So far, CRISPR and CRISP-Cas9 have all been about editing DNA.  RNA, however, could also be used to treat many diseases, possible better.  Enter...

Best of 2018: CRISPR takes on Mammals

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Gene Drives use genetic engineering to pass on specifically chosen genes to offspring.  It's controversial, because it could alter a species, or even wipe...

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