Using a technique called admixture mapping, researchers can leverage the diversity of people with mixed ancestry to look for hard-to-find genetic risk factors for diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
The real message is how old you are when you first have sex and have your first child is controlled by a little bit of nature and a lot of nurture.
Cauliflowers are unique, and now we know why.
New analysis of Anglo-Saxon skulls suggests that being an Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, and not genetics.
This myth is still circulating online. Here's why the chance of this happening is next to zero.
New DNA evidence shows humans may have been battling coronaviruses for longer than recorded history.
Given the central role that ethnicity played and still plays in South African politics, it is good to have an unbiased estimate of Afrikaners’ genetic history.
The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.
Scientists are starting to use genetic information from bacteria to measure the health of vast areas of the ocean.
RNA was used to make COVID vaccines. Now it could lead to more personalised healthcare.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
A genetic trick called an integron plays an important role in helping bacteria do this.
A parent’s or grandparent’s stressful experiences change how their offspring behave. And it turns out that moms’ experiences produce different changes in kids than dads’.
People who had experienced childhood maltreatment had higher risk of mental health problems, including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.
The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
Genes that control blood type and are involved in inflammation have been associated with more severe disease.
Neanderthal-human hybrid brains grown in the lab give fascinating insights into evolution.
Over the past ten years, scientists have argued about what the earliest animal really was.
Ten years ago, we feared Tasmanian devils would be wiped out by a bizarre infectious facial cancer transmitted by biting. But new genetic analysis shows they are evolving to live with the disease.
Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your nose. Researchers investigate which genes are involved in sculpting the face.