Mammalian Evolution: A Genetic Time Capsule Revealing the Origins of Human Diseases

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Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine are using evolutionary genomics to understand human diseases. They focus on unchanged, highly constrained genes through mammalian evolution. This new insight allows the tracing of psychiatric and neurological disorders to changes in these genes. This could provide insights into various mental health conditions and potentially allow researchers to … Read more

Orangutans Make Two Sounds Simultaneously: A Clue to the Evolution of Human Speech – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Orangutans are capable of simultaneously producing two different sounds, similar to human beatboxers or songbirds. Through observations of vocalizing populations of orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra, researchers discovered this shared vocal phenomenon. The findings raise interesting questions about the evolution of human speech and beatboxing abilities. Researchers argue that the ability to produce dual … Read more