Variations in a single gene appear to play a major role in how old we look.
A DNA study of more than 380,000 people has uncovered a surprising role for human genes: helping to determine the age at which you first have sex.
Thirteen individuals with disease-resistant genes could hold the answer to beating a range of illnesses.
Similar to how migrating Europeans spread disease to Native Americans, it appears that humans from Africa spread disease to Native Europeans and Asians.
The disappearance of the Neanderthal Y chromosome from modern humans may be due to genetic incompatibilities that led to miscarriages, suggests the first-ever analysis of the male Neanderthal sex chromosome.
The worldliest people on the planet could be Melanesians, according to new genetic research.
A Neanderthal woman from Siberia with human DNA may suggest we should no longer consider Neanderthals separate from the human race.
DNA testing facilities promise parents a peek into their child's potential futures. Too good to be true? Probably.
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