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Using Mice to Understand Human Speech

Using Mice to Understand Human Speech

Scientists have started to look at DNA to try to figure out why we can speak and other animals can't. One gene that has caught their attention is called FOXP2.

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Wire Snares in Africa

Wire Snares in Africa

Photo by: Melissa Batson And how they put a snare in the plan for chimps and humans to live together. In the Budongo Forests of Uganda, a large group of Chimpanzees, named by researchers The Sonso Group, attempt to thrive in their natural habitat, eating plants and small prey. At the same time, humans who […]

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Chromosome Fusion: Chance or Design?

Chromosome Fusion: Chance or Design?

Human and chimpanzee chromosomes are very similar. Note that human chromosome 2 is very similar to a fusion of two chimpanzee chromosomes. For the last few weeks I have been corresponding with someone about intelligent design (ID). More specifically, we have been chatting about why humans have 46 chromosomes and most of the great apes […]

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The End of a Great Communicator

The End of a Great Communicator

A tribute to the talking chimp who opened minds more than ears. Photo credit: Hi Pandian, flickr: Original photoIn some realm, Dr. Doolittle is taking a moment of silence. And though his delightful character may have been make believe, thanks to a certain chimpanzee, talking to animals is not. However, on October 30th the world […]

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