Genome Data from NIMH Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project Released News Round-Up December 2013 4th Edition


The National Institute of Health has released the genome data from their Alzheimer’s Disease sequencing project. The project includes 410 people within 89 families.

Virginia Hughes looks at a study comparing aging in 46 species including humans with some interesting results.


The replication of 10 out of 13 effects in psychological studies has been widely reported. At a superficial level it seems promising that a large proportion of the effects can be replicated. However in the above link Tal Yarkoni provides a more detailed assessment with reference to the blogosphere.

What does compassion sound like? This study has an answer.

Evolutionary Psychiatry/Evolution/Culture

New Scientist has an interesting subscription article about how Kalahari hunters were recruited to interpret footprints from the Ice Age in a cave in France.

One of the mutations leading to Diabetes in humans appears to have been inherited from Neanderthals according to this study.


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