Police identified the Golden State Killer with a genetic ancestry search for his distant relatives. These two studies show how easy that could be done for anyone.
By Nsikan Akpan
This year’s chemistry Nobel also comes with some political controversy, as one of the winners has been accused of promoting anti-Israel views.
By Nsikan Akpan
A study of more than 1,500 motor vehicle accident survivors reveals that rare variants of a "stress response" gene increase vulnerability to developing chronic pain.
By Sarah Linnstaedt, The Conversation
Genetic ancestry tests reinforce what you want to believe rather than offering objective, scientific proof of who you are.
By Wendy D. Roth, The Conversation
The unusual manner in which the Golden State Killer case was cracked has sparked wonderment — as well as privacy concerns about genetic information.
Genetic traits in yellow warblers can gauge if the migratory birds will adapt to the pace of climate change, according to a new study.
By Fedor Kossakovski
Ligers, tigons and other hybrid animals sound fun, until you learn about their health issues.
Dog domestication wasn't too rough. A new population genetics study from Stony Brook University argues wolves were tamed just once, 40,000 years ago.
By Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American
Researchers are studying the way twins smell for clues about the genetic basis of mosquito appeal.
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