Are humans a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion? Is human a person distinguished from other animals? Or is it a kind and generous being able to see right from wrong? Is being human means to feel compassion and act on this typical to humans attribute?
Our violent planet still experiences territorial, ethnic and religious wars. We must closer examine * human genome in order to understand inhuman and human behavior.
Genes do remember for these building blocks have minds of their own. Ancestry plays a big role in human development.
* In modern molecular biology and genetics the genome is the genetic material of an organism. It is encoded either in DNA or, for many types of viruses, in RNA. The genome includes both the genes and the non-coding sequences of the DNA/RNA.
Your health isn't entirely in your mother's hands, though heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses are caused by a complex interaction between the genes you inherited from your mother and father, your diet, and other factors in your environment throughout your life. Some of these factors are so complex that even scientists don't fully understand them yet.
Primeval people are not parallel to the biblical Adam and Eve. They weren't the first modern humans on the planet, but instead just the two out of thousands of people alive at the time with unbroken male or female lineages that continue on today.
The rest of the human genome contains tiny snippets of DNA from many other ancestors they just don't show up in mitochondrial or Y-chromosome DNA, Hammer said. (For instance, if an ancient woman had only sons, then her mitochondrial DNA would disappear, even though the son would pass on a quarter of her DNA via the rest of his genome.)
As a follow-up, Bustamante's lab is sequencing Y chromosomes from nearly 2,000 other men. Those data could help pinpoint precisely where in Africa these ancient humans lived.
"It's very exciting," Wilson Sayres told LiveScience. "As we get more populations across the world, we can start to understand exactly where we came from physically."
[From Fox News LiveScience]
Studies point to changes in the epigenetic markers related to the development of reproductive organs, which the mothers passed down to their daughters. This finding affirms the old and overused saying that “you are what your mother—or grandmother—ate.”