african populations

Modern humans not uniquely evolved species


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Homo sapiens, the species that all human beings are believed to belong to, might have crossbred with others, says a study.Homo sapiens, believed to have originated ... Read more...

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First humans out of Africa once shrank to 1,000: Study


July 19th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) The number of descendants of the first humans leaving Africa had once reduced to barely over 1,000 before they began to expand rapidly, a study has ... Read more...

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Human language may have originated in Africa


April 15th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Wondering where did humanity utter its first words? Sub-Saharan Africa.A new linguistic analysis attempted to rewrite the story of Babel by borrowing from the methods of genetic analysis ... Read more...

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Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans identified


August 9th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Using a technique known as a genome-wide association (GWA) study, scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) in African populations.This is the ... Read more...

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Genomic diversity among African-American populations far more complex than believed


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): An international research team has performed a genetic study which reveals that genomic diversity among African and African-American populations are far more complex than originally thought.The research team, ... Read more...

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110,000-year-old human fossil found in China challenges ‘out of Africa’ theory


November 4th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 4 (ANI): The discovery of an 110,000-year-old putative Homo sapiens jawbone from a cave in southern China's Guangxi province, may challenge the commonly held idea that modern humans originated out ... Read more...

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Africans are the most diverse people on Earth, suggests DNA analysis


May 1st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): In a new DNA based study, an international team of scientists has suggested that the Africans are the most diverse people on Earth, as they originated from 14 ... Read more...

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Ancient humans diverged into separate species for 100,000 years


April 25th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
London, April 25 (ANI): A genetic study has suggested that ancient humans had diverged into two separate species for 100,000 years before merging back into a single population.According to a report ... Read more...

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