Emily Alger

Can one gene alteration separate modern humans and our predecessors?

How many differences are there between Homo Sapiens and our early human counterparts? Homo Sapiens continue to thrive on Earth whilst Neanderthals and Denisovans became extinct around 40,000 years ago. The reason why Neanderthals and Denisovans faced extinction remains a controversial and divided topic. However, new research published in the...
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Posted Mar. 2, 2021

Identical twins: not so identical?

You would be forgiven for thinking the clue is in the name when you think about identical twins. Identical or “Monozygotic” twins are a result of a fertilisation of a single egg by a single sperm. Early on in the embryonic growth this fertilised egg splits into two; the twins. ...
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Posted Jan. 19, 2021

Polls in the US elections: what went wrong?

I wake up the day after election day knowing, as I grab my phone, my morning will go either of two ways. I never appreciate the power of a poll until BBC News loads and my expectations are tested with the real truth, not the predicted one. The majority of...
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Posted Nov. 23, 2020