In the media

12.03.2019

Sloths: how did two different animals wind up looking so similar?
HORIZON, The EU Research & Innovation Magazine

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.

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03.2019

L'humain moderne toujours en évolution
QUÉBEC SCIENCE 36|Mars 2019

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).

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23.02.2018

Przewalski-Pferd is a Feral Domestic Horse
Verbundjournal 110|2018

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.

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06.01.2016

Guinea pigs beat climate change by tweaking their own DNA
DAILY NEWS

For the first time, wild mammals have been seen responding to higher temperatures by altering chemical structures on their DNA.

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Last updated on June 11, 2019