Svante Pääbo’s Medicine ‘or’ Physiology Nobel and the lineages of humanity

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology which was awarded to Svante Pääbo for his work on paleogenomics

Ancient remnants from French cave tell new stories about early humans and Neanderthals

New findings published in Science Advances indicate that early humans landed in Europe at least 10,000 years earlier than previously thought

New study reveals only up to 7% of the genome is unique in modern humans

Since the ancient period, modern humans have continued to evolve with changes occurring in their DNA. But the question is how unique are we?

DNA from cave dirt now tells us how ancient humans lived

Prabir Purkayastha talks about how researchers were able to unearth Neanderthal DNA by excavating cave floors.

120,000 year-old footprints in Arabian peninsula point to human presence

A recent study has shed more light on the presence of early humans in the Arabian peninsula after explorers found human footprints on a lakebed surface

How breeding with Neanderthals aided modern human fertility

A recent study found that Neanderthal genes can confer greater fertility in humans. According to the study, every third woman in Europe carries the gene inherited from the Neanderthals

Ghost Population’ of archaic humans. ‘Ghost population’ of archaic humans found in modern day genes of people in West Africa

A new study published in Science Advances has found that in a few populations in West Africa, like the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Mende of Sierra Leone, some of their DNA contained variants that are not found in other living human populations.