Human vs. chimps: What the "regulome" tells us about meat eating & bigger brains

Source: Greg Wray The story about how humans evolved bigger brains begins some seven million years ago in central Africa. There, in a dense rainforest, there lived the last ancestor that we share with our closest living relatives. Our evolutionary paths diverged when the global climate changed and a new habitat took shape. While ancestors of chimpanzeesContinue reading “Human vs. chimps: What the "regulome" tells us about meat eating & bigger brains”

Why lemurs get sick: A lesson for humans, too

Female blue-eyed lemur What lessons can humans learn from our far distant prosimian primate cousins about living well and eating a healthy diet? This was the question on my mind as I toured the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina with colleagues attending Science Writers 2012. (Read Christie Wilcox’s full report about our tour overContinue reading “Why lemurs get sick: A lesson for humans, too”