James Watson, the Nobel Prize winning scientist who uncovered DNA’s double helix structure, has been stripped of honorary titles after suggesting that blacks are less intelligent than whites due to genetic differences. However, it is not as simple as that,…
Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be “junk DNA,” plays a crucial role in holding the genome together.
A group of around 150 scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs have met behind closed doors in an invitation-only discussion on, if, and how, to construct from scratch an entire human genome. It has concerned many in the life sciences community because…
Analyses of ancient DNA from the ancestry of modern Europeans has now painted a picture of dramatic population change in Europe from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago. The study is now helping to unlock the secrets of Europe’s Ice Age…
While it is understood that modern humans still carry traces of Neanderthal DNA, scientists now suggest that Neanderthal Y-chromosome genes have long disappeared from the human genome.
While technology companies are routinely building massive data centers to store their data, a group of researchers have developed a data system using DNA molecules.
An autopsy of an ancient frozen puppy that was mummified in permafrost 12,400 years ago has been conducted, with scientists revealing that it has the first-ever well preserved brain of a Pleistocene canid.
An international team of researchers have now discovered that Neandertals had a presence in Europe around 430,000 years ago, making it at least 30,000 years earlier than previously assumed.
In a new study, researchers have discovered that Neanderthals and humans interbred tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought. The discovery was made when early modern human DNA was found in a Neanderthal genome.
Ever since scientists were able to sequence the entire human genome in 2003, the outlook on what could be done with this discovery — for good or for worse — became a hot topic.