The motherland of all motherlands has been genetically pinpointed in northern Botswana, but is it truly the source of modern humans?…
By Nsikan Akpan
A genetics study of nearly half a million people closes the door on a long-standing debate in sexuality.
By Nsikan Akpan
A new genetic discovery could help researchers trap more climate-altering carbon underground.
By Berly McCoy
After California detectives used a popular online DNA database to track down a suspect in the decades-old Golden State Killer slayings last year, at least 50 other killings and rapes have been solved nationwide by using partial DNA matches to…
By Terry Spencer, Associated Press
By Vicky Stein
Gene-editing with CRISPR reveals why snail shells are asymmetrical and coil either left or right.
By Emily Mullin, STAT
Researchers at Columbia University in New York have created embryos containing genetic material from three people and are ready to use them to start pregnancies. But they’re at a legal impasse.
Obesity could be in your future — and this $50 genetic test can predict your risk.
Around 80,000 years ago, a small group left Africa and radiated around the globe, taking with them a subset of their ancestors' genetic variation. Now, that subset dominates genetic and health studies worldwide.
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.
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