• A Fine-Scale Chimpanzee Genetic Map from Population Sequencing

    Chimpanzees show similar genetic recombination rates as humans but differ in the genomic regions involved.

  • Around the World

    In science news around the world this week, James Cameron completed the world's first solo dive to the deepest part of the world's oceans, a long-running dispute at one of France's leading biology institutes has culminated in the removal of the director, Russian engineers intentionally crashed the telecommunications satellite Express-AM4, and the U.S. Supreme Court has cut the ground from under some hotly contested biotech patents.

  • Around the World

    In science news around the world this week, researchers have identified the vectors for the Schmallenberg virus, which has been causing birth defects in livestock across western Europe; a new measurement appears to torpedo the claim that neutrinos travel faster than light; the European Space Agency is pressing ahead with ExoMars; the U.S. highway bill has put the brakes on some research; a gene therapy trial for cystic fibrosis has found funding and will go ahead this spring; and Indian scientists are disappointed with proposed spending increases for research in a new government budget plan.

  • Critics Assail Notion That Europeans Settled Americas

    A new book has reignited debate over a long-discredited hypothesis that the first Americans came from Europe rather than Asia. Although few scientists actually support the hypothesis, some still think it merits additional testing.

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