A pair of recent studies that examined the genomes of ancient people living in the Middle East suggests that farming arose more or less at the same time in different regions, Ars Technica reports.

"This so-called Neolithic Revolution transformed human culture, our genomes, and our ecosystems. But the origins of farming have remained a mystery," Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz writes.

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