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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Modern humans who carry certain stretches of Neanderthal DNA have slightly less rounded heads, according to a new study.

Modern humans have more globular skulls as compared to other primates and even ancient hominins, both of which have more elongated skulls. This difference in skull shape is thought to be a key step in the evolution of the modern human brain.

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

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In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.

Apr
11
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will review a recent study that applied whole-genome sequencing and optical genome mapping to identify a large number of previously undetected somatic structural variants in leukemia samples.

Apr
30
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will discuss novel long-read transcript sequencing (LRTseq) methods for transcriptome annotation that could increase the efficiency and accuracy of future sequencing projects.