National Institute of Genetics

Scientists: Coelacanths slow to evolve since prehistoric days
A young coelacanth (Provided by Norihiro Okada)
The mysterious coelacanth--once thought to have been extinct for tens of millions of years before resurfacing in 1938--is giving researchers an intriguing insight into the...
Genetic kinship found between Ainu and native Okinawans
The Asahi Shimbun
Geneticists have identified similar inherited traits between the Ainu of Hokkaido and native Okinawans, two peoples whose homelands are geographically poles apart.
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