DNA analysis reveals a large migration of people into Scandinavia during Viking times.
Multicancer early detection tests are among the priorities of the Biden administration’s Cancer Moonshot. The tests show promise, but questions remain about when and how to use them.
A new ‘rule book’ for naming genomically sequenced bacteria is a boon for science.
Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
New research adds to scientists’ understanding of how invading pathogens can change the way our genes switch on and off.
Modern DNA sampling is shockingly sensitive – you can get someone’s profile from just 80 cells.
Ancient DNA helps reveal the tangled branches of the human family tree. Not only did our ancestors live alongside other human species, they mated with them, too.
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for 2022 has been awarded to Svante Pääbo, whose discoveries have been pivotal to the way we understand our evolutionary history.
As the potential for space travel increases, it is necessary to develop methods to protect astronauts from environmental stresses in space. Studying the DNA of baker’s yeast may provide some clues.
Existing genetic data and sequencing tools are overwhelmingly based on people of European ancestry, which excludes much of the rich genetic variation of the world.
DNA dating could complement radiocarbon technology to help make archaeology more accurate.
Our study in mice shows epigenetic changes in the mother can be passed to her offspring to influence a critical time in how the spine develops.
Taking a DNA test kit sounds like harmless fun but some people end up getting more than they bargained for.
The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
The protective caps at the ends of chromosomes naturally shorten over time. Researchers found that direct damage can prematurely trigger senescence and contribute to age-related diseases like cancer.
Pioneered by the Human Cell Atlas consortium, our understanding of the human body is about to be transformed – and with it, the way we treat and prevent disease
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
Exposure to hot and dry conditions can damage the DNA of nestling birds in their first few days of life – meaning they age earlier and produce less offspring.
Both Macron and Madonna have expressed concerns about genetic privacy. As DNA collection and sequencing becomes increasingly commonplace, what may seem paranoid may instead be prescient.
Nigeria must step up its preparedness for monkeypox.