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Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanApr 23, 2010 6:57 PM

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What is the impact of strict population control? Unintended consequences. Note the convergence in fertility between South Korea and the People's Republic of China. Coercion or no, some things are inevitable. Beating Obesity. Marc Ambinder went from 235 to 150 in a year after surgery. For ancient hominids, thumbs up on precision grip. Many things which we perceive to be derived may be more ancestral than we'd thought. New Genetic Framework Could Help Explain Drug Side Effects. Medicine is a crap shoot, so you want to load the die in your favor as much as you can. Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play To Reaping An Unjust Reward. Not too surprising, but there's a lot of "complex behavior" whose building blocks are probably pretty ancient. The fact that humans can "socialize" with dogs and cats are somewhat suggestive to me of common mammalian cognitive furniture.

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