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Sloths and guppies appear to have little in common – one is an arboreal mammal living in the slow lane, while the other is a tiny tropical fish with a frantic existence. Yet both could hold the key to better understanding a fundamental process of evolution.
Alexis Riopel, a French Canadian, reviews recent work on contemporary human evolution and discusses what may come next. For this, he draws on thorough interviews with several leading scientists working in the topic, including our department member Alexandre Courtiol. A must read for those who can (it is in French).
Przewalski’s horses were thought to be the last wild species of horse. A recent international study led by Professor Ludovic Orlando, involving the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), has upended that theory.
For the first time, wild mammals have been seen responding to higher temperatures by altering chemical structures on their DNA.
Last updated on April 16, 2019