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.
A gene studied in fruit flies, and shared by humans, is activated leading to an increased lifespan.
A new gene linked to suicide risk, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test that predicts a person's risk of attempting suicide.
People unsuspectingly choose friends who share parts of the same DNA, a new genetic analysis finds.
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