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Researchers Chart Advances in Ancient DNA Technology
  Over the past 10 years, researchers led by FU Qiaomei from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have used ancient DNA (aDNA) technology to unearth the history of ancient human populations, especially those in East Asia.
  As part of their effort, the resea...
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Chinese Fossils Show Human Middle Ear Evolved from Fish Gills Chinese Fossils Show Human Middle Ear Evolved f...

  The human middle ear—which houses three tiny, vibrating bones—is key to transporting sound vibrations into the inner ear, where they become nerve impulses that allow us to hear.
  Embryonic and fossil evidence proves that the human middle...
Strange Fossil Solves Giraffe Evolutionary Mystery Strange Fossil Solves Giraffe Evolutionary Mystery

  Fossils of a strange early giraffoid have revealed the key driving forces in giraffe evolution, according to a study led by researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Scien...
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China Daily:Giant pandas ate bamboo as early as 7 million years ago, study says China Daily:Giant pandas ate bamboo as early as...

  A Chinese research team has reported new findings on the evolution of the giant panda's false thumb, suggesting the giant panda was already a dedicated bamboo feeder over 6 million years ago.
  The study, conducted by scientists at the Inst...
Xinhua:Chinese scientists find fossil of new marine reptile with Xinhua:Chinese scientists find fossil of new m...

  This undated photo shows the fossil specimen and sketch of Honghesaurus, a new species of marine reptiles known as a pachypleurosaur. (Chinese Academy of Sciences/Handout via Xinhua)
  BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have dis...
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