Frontier science matters

Featuring topics related to frontier life science research that go beyond the research supported directly by HFSP. See also ...

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The New Wave of Marine Biology

Marine biology in the new era

The frontiers of science are by definition continually shifting. Areas once considered at the forefront of biology may be considered mainstream only a few years later. As HFSP has the support of frontier science at the core of its mission, it must be open to emerging fields. In HFSP’s programs we are seeing increasing interest from scientists studying marine organisms. What are the opportunities for the discovery of new fundamental biological processes in this vast area? Here, Gabriele...

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...