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Common Male Ancestor Twice as Ancient as Previously Thought

The last common male ancestor of all humans is far older than previously thought, scientists have found. When the family of Albert Perry, an African-American living in South Carolina, submitted his DNA to commercial genealogy company Family Tree DNA, it was discovered that his Y chromosome was so distinct that his male lineage likely separated from all others around 338,000 years ago.

Scientists Denied Access to Symposium Raise UK Immigration Concerns

The scientific community has raised concerns about the state of UK immigration after a number of academics attending the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research were denied access to the country recently. At least 10 of the 200 attendees were affected by the policy, with arguments raised that such policies could impact academic co-operation.

MP’s Vote to Remain in EMA Post-Brexit

MPs vote 305-301 that the UK should negotiate to remain part of the European Medicines Agency following Brexit, sending “a clear message that patients and public health should be a top priority”.

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