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  • Tom Alber has passed away

    Tom Alber has passed away

    Thomas Alber, a UC Berkeley structural biologist known for his striking ability to choose important biological problems and attack them with elegant biochemical and structural studies, died peacefully on March 28, 2014, at his home in Berkeley, Calif.

  • Study dispels theories of Y chromosome’s demise

    Study dispels theories of Y chromosome’s demise

    CCB Director Rasmus Nielsen and Miller Postdoctoral Fellow Melissa Wilson Sayres compared the Y chromosome in 8 African and 8 European men and found that its puny size resulted from strong natural selection to remove harmful genes, not because it is losing its importance and likely to disappear.

  • Terry Speed wins 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

    Terry Speed wins 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

    Terry Speed was awarded the 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, Australia’s finest awards for excellence in science and science teaching.

  • Neanderthal genome shows evidence of early human interbreeding, inbreeding

    Neanderthal genome shows evidence of early human interbreeding, inbreeding

    Montgomery Slatkin, DE student Fernando Racimo and post-doc Flora Jay were part of an international team who used DNA extracted from a woman’s toe bone that dates back 50,000 years to reveal a long history of interbreeding among at least four different types of early humans living in Europe and Asia.