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Editorial Team

February 2009

Dr. Sarah Tishkoff
Genetic Footprints
Where did I come from? What makes me unique? What makes us human? Sarah Tishkoff asks these questions every day as she studies the role of evolution in shaping human history and health.

Dr. Joe Thornton
Past to Present
Joe Thornton goes back 450 million years in time to piece together the evolution of hormones and their receptors. This archaic biology, he says, can help us better understand who we are today.

This microscopic image shows bacteria
living underneath a human toenail. Courtesy: Darlyne Murawski, National Geographic Society
Just Found
Read about, evolution, chimps, malaria, skin bacteria and more.

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