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Field Museum gives Parker/Gentry Award to Chinese conservationist
CHICAGO--The Field Museum will give its ninth
annual Parker/Gentry Award to Prof. Yang Yuming, one of the People's Republic of China's foremost conservation advocates. He is a leading opponent of the massive project to build 13 dams on the Nu River in Southwestern China that was to begin constru...
Hopkins to found first center for comprehensive study of epigenetics
...s, M.D., Ph.D. The ambitious Hopkins center is the ninth
grant funded through the NHGRI's and NIMH's Center for Excellence in Genome Science program, and the first to focus on epigenetics. "This center reflects a trend at Hopkins to shift toward interdisciplinary research, really pulling together those wo...
NHGRI adds 18 organisms to sequencing pipeline
... a medical model for studying disease. The ninth
mammal, the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), is a primate, the animals that are most closely related to humans. NHGRI-supported researchers have already sequenced the genome of the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and are sequencing the genome of the rhesus m...
Men from early middle ages were nearly as tall as modern people
...urial sites in northern Europe and dating from the ninth
to the 19th centuries. Average height declined slightly during the 12th through 16th centuries, and hit an all-time low during the 17th and 18th centuries. "Height is an indicator of overall health and economic well-being, and learning that people we...