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Kewenangan pemerintah nasional dan provinsi di Kepulauan Solomon diuji
By wantok on October 30, 2019
Joseph D. Foukona & Graeme Smith Kepulauan Solomon telah menjadi berita utama di sejumlah media internasional pekan lalu, termasuk di New York Times, mengenai perjanjian sewa pulau di Kepulauan Solomon. Menelaah kesepakatan empat-halaman, perjanjian kerja sama strategis atas Pulau Tulagi, yang dipersiapkan dengan buru-buru penuh kecerobohan, antara pemerintah Provinsi Tengah di Kepulauan Solomon dan perusahaan […]
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Did archaic genetic variants help Melanesians adapt?
By yumiwantok on October 27, 2019
Wikimedia Commons photo by Kahuroa The Melanisians settled in the area of New Guinea, north and east of Australia. Compared with other world groups, the DNA of Melanesian populations carries some of the largest percentage of ancestry from now-extinct Neanderthals and Denisovans. A genomic study of Melanesians suggests that certain genetic variants inherited from archaic […]
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Long strand of DNA from Neanderthals found in people from Melanesia
By wantok on October 21, 2019
Many people have DNA inside them that they inherited from extinct hominins like the Neanderthals – and now we know that in some cases it isn’t just tiny snippets but long stretches. Over the past decade, genetic analysis of human DNA has revealed that ancient humans must have interbred many times with other hominins such as Neanderthals. The result […]
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