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Jan 27, 2015 03:48 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
Jan 15, 2015 12:18 PM ET
Ready for this? Our DNA contains more than 100,000 pieces of virus DNA. They might even be responsible for our super-charged homo sapien brains, so it's not as icky as it all sounds.
Jan 12, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
DNA has been observed moving from one cell to another for the first time in animals.
Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Think you are all European or African? DNA reveals that many of us are actually of mixed heritage.
Nov 12, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Reaching a ripe old age seems to have little to do with lifestyle and a lot to do with genes, concludes a new study on 17 of the oldest people on the planet. Continue reading →
Nov 7, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
There is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, ancient DNA reveals.
Oct 28, 2014 05:40 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
An entire plant virus is reconstituted from DNA in the 700-year-old sample.
Do you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging? The answer is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
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