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Solving the riddle of horse domestication

4 July 2013

Domestic horses likely arose from the western Eurasian steppe-the area of present day Ukraine and West Kazakhstan-and repeatedly interbred with wild horses as the herds spread, a study suggests.

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Research raises doubts about whether modern humans and Neanderthals interbred

4 July 2013

New research raises questions about the theory that modern humans and Neanderthals at some point interbred, known as hybridisation. The findings of a study by researchers at the University of Cambridge suggests that common ancestry, not hybridisation, better explains the average 1-4 per cent DNA that those of European and...

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John Gurdon wins Nobel Prize

4 July 2013

The Department is delighted to congratulate Sir John Gurdon on the award of this year's Nobel prize for medicine, announced on 8th October 2012.

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Our ancient ancestors

4 July 2013

Richard Hollingham from Planet Earth Online talks to Professor Jennifer Clack from the Department of Zoology and Dr Stephanie Pierce from the Royal Veterinary College about early tetrapod locomotion and their vertebral construction. Listen to the podcast

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