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How do we differ from Neanderthals, and why did we outlive extinct humanoid types?



A team of Hebrew University scientists from the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences have reconstructed the epigenome of the Neanderthal and the Denisovan, modern man's archaic cousins. By comparing the ancient epigenome with modern ones, they have identified genes that affected the development of modern man in our most recent evolution. They found that many crucial genetic changes were expressed in brain development, some of which may now underlie diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
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President Peres awards...

Outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres has awarded eight scholarships to PhD students whose research advances health and quality... More

Did the Khazars Convert to...

Exhaustive analysis by the Hebrew University's Prof. Shaul Stampfer of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies has concluded that the popular story of... More

Hebrew University Convocation:...

President Shimon Peres, EC President Barroso, philanthropist  Morton Mandel and Nobel Laureate... More

UK Chief Rabbi’s Delegation...

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis visited the Hebrew University with a delegation of 50... More

New Confucius Center to strengthen...

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Welcome to the nanotech lab of...

May 4, 2014: The Hebrew University's Prof. Shlomo Magdassi is developing revolutionary micro-nanoparticle solutions used in... More