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Shrimp and lobster are as bad for the climate as eating beef

Good to eat, not so good for the climateMelanie Stetson Freeman / The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images WILD-caught seafood is usually an environmentally friendly thing to eat. But a few species have greenhouse-gas footprints as large as that of beef. Because those high-footprint species are growing in popularity, greenhouse gas emissions from the…

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DNA from another mystery human ancestor lingers in some people

A Yoruban woman dances at a coronation part in southwest NigeriaPIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images By Michael Marshall People in West Africa carry mysterious genes that may belong to another species of hominin. The finding hints that primitive hominins lingered in Africa until fairly recently. Our species repeatedly interbred with other hominins, in particular the Neanderthals and…

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Estonia to give genetic testing and advice to 100,000 residents

The world’s first genetic nation?Christopher Anderson/Magnum By Andy Coghlan The Estonian government plans to provide free DNA-based lifestyle advice for 100,000 of its 1.3 million residents. It will be the first nation to provide a state-sponsored personal genetic information service – but some have warned that this might cause unnecessary worry for those who find…

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