PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has established the Department of Africana Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences.
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Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her new paper entitled Cell.
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on genomes and human origin.
PHILADELPHIA — Human diversity in Africa is greater than any place else on Earth. Differing food sources, geographies, diseases and climates offered many targets for natural selection to exert powerful forces on Africans to change and adapt to their local environments. The individuals who adapted best were the most likely to reproduce and pass on their genomes to the generations who followed.
Many Protected Areas Face Threats in Sustaining Biodiversity, Penn’s Daniel Janzen and Colleagues Report
PHILADELPHIA — Establishing protection over a swath of land seems like a good way to conserve its species and its ecosystems. But in a new study, University of Pennsylvania biologist Daniel Janzen joins more than 200 colleagues to report that protected areas are still vulnerable to damaging encroachment, and many are suffering from biodiversity loss.
Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on flaws in systems created for electronic medical records.
PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.