Flatulence, diarrhea, rashes and other health issues have been with some humans and their ancestors for up to a million or more years.
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.
DNA has been observed moving from one cell to another for the first time in animals.
Think you are all European or African? DNA reveals that many of us are actually of mixed heritage.
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 →
There is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, ancient DNA reveals.
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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