Oct 12, 2017· Easter Island is famous for its monumental moai sculptures, and for questions about how and when the island became inhabited--and by whom. New research by Lars Fehren-Schmitz, associate professor of anthropology, sheds light on those questions.
May 31, 2018· Graduate student Gary Mantalas works with cortical organoids grown from embryonic stem cells in Sofie Salama's lab at UC Santa Cruz. (Photo by C. Lagattuta) As shown in this diagram, the NOTCH2NL genes arose through a duplication event in a common ancestor of humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas, but only became functional genes in the human lineage. . (Image courtesy of Sofie Sal