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Tracing human lineage through ancient DNA

Humans and Neanderthal DNA

Between one per cent and four per cent of the nuclear DNA of modern humans outside Africa came from Neanderthals. The 2010 HFSP Awardees Meeting ended with a plenary lecture by Svante Pääbo from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany on the exciting topic of ancient DNA. Science writer N. Gopal Raj talked to him during the meeting. The following is reprinted from the national Indian newspaper The Hindu with kind permission of N. Gopal...

Using light to control nerve cells in brain

First HFSP Nakasone Award to Karl Deisseroth

The first HFSP Nakasone Award was conferred upon Karl Deisseroth at the HFSP Awardees Meeting held in Kovalam, Kerala, India in November 2010. Science writer N. Gopal Raj talked to him during the meeting. The following is reprinted from the national Indian newspaper The Hindu with kind permission of N. Gopal Raj and The Hindu. Five years back, a group of scientists led by Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University came up with a way to precisely control neurons simply by shining light on them....