Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Society - what makes us what we are
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Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Society - what makes us what we are
News from biology, evolution, genetics and related anthropology research. How we come to be what we are
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Bats evolved to fix DNA from damage caused by flight

Bats evolved to fix DNA from damage caused by flight | Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Society - what makes us what we are | Scoop.it
High metabolic demands of flight create oxygen radicals that damage DNA.
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Its amazing how creative evolution can be.

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Do spider monkeys hold the key to why we get fat? - Human Food Project

Do spider monkeys hold the key to why we get fat? - Human Food Project | Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Society - what makes us what we are | Scoop.it
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Seems to support the Atkins diet approach.  From a web site subtitled "Anthopology of Microbes." -- gotta love that.

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Evolution in Four Dimensions - videolectures.net

Evolution in Four Dimensions - videolectures.net | Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Society - what makes us what we are | Scoop.it
Ideas about heredity and evolution are undergoing a revolutionary change.
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Eva  Jablonka lectures on the four paths of evolution -- genetic, epigenetic, behavioral and social.  A great introduction to modern thought on these issues.  If you enjoy this lecture read her book: http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Four-Dimensions-Epigenetic-Philosophical/dp/0262600692

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Eleven facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States

Eleven facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States | Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Society - what makes us what we are | Scoop.it
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I have friends with young children who live in Newtown, CT so I have been thinking about gun violence all morning.  No word yet on my friends...

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WAGStalk

WAGStalk | Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Society - what makes us what we are | Scoop.it
Amherst College Department of Women's and Gender Studies. Gender in its contexts
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The Privilege of Being Pretty (and White and Skinny)
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