“Gene Activity in the Brain Depends on Genetic Background” – “Taken all together, the data from the study demonstrate that closer genetic relatives exhibit fewer differences in gene expression patterns, whereas more distant relatives show greater variation. Interestingly, the researchers found that the expression variations between genetic strains were more likely to be found in areas of the brain that evolved more recently. These regions are most commonly linked to higher order functions such as cognition, social behavior, learning and memory.”
the a epigone looks at “IQ and age differential at first marriage” – “[T]he lower a country’s average IQ, the older that country’s women want their men to be.”
“Girls Are More Intelligent Than Boys, But Men Are More Intelligent Than Women” – “The male advantage in general intelligence does not emerge until after puberty, because girls mature faster than boys.”
“Morals Without God?” – “How primate behavior sheds light on the origins of our sense of right and wrong.” (lovely essay from frans de waal.)
“Penguins have gay ‘flings’ because they are lonely – but end up in a heterosexual couple” – penguins not so gay after all.
“Women really are more generous as study proves they donate more to charity” – women in the u.s. anyway.
“Revolution Postponed: Why the Human Genome Project Has Been Disappointing” @ scientific american – “The Human Genome Project has failed so far to produce the medical miracles that scientists promised. Biologists are now divided over what, if anything, went wrong—and what needs to happen next.” (behind paywall, unfortunately.)