The US went crazy for Seabiscuit when he won his famous 1938 match race against War Admiral. Now researchers are investigating the thoroughbred's DNA to see what made him such an unlikely success.
Ancient DNA in a 50,000+ year old bone tells us that two species of early humans did produce offspring together.
DNA studies reveal that African elephants belong to a very successful and widespread family.
Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the people of the past. DNA is one way to get from the stones and the bones to the people and their stories.
A rush of ancient DNA projects in Africa has presented the curators of archaeological skeletons with ethical issues because research requires the destruction of human bone.
New research reveals that New Zealand once had its own species of black swan, the Poūwa.
Scientists turn detective to find out what happened to the last specimens of an extinct bird.