Neoracism, or discrimination on the basis of genetics, is endemic in scientific research, bringing to mind slavery and Nazis, some experts say.
Mating with Neanderthals led to major changes in humans, affecting everything from skin color to disease predisposition, traits we still see today.
Long before there were farmers in Europe there were dark-skinned, blue-eyed hunter-gatherers who had surprisingly modern immunities to diseases.
2013 was a big year in the world of gene research. We're learning incredible things about why we are the way we are. Guest host Cristen Conger, from Stuff Mom Never Told You, runs down her list of the most interesting genes discovered this year!
Face shape is largely determined by genetics, yet no two faces are entirely alike.
There's a new member of Britain's royal family, ending months of predictions about the baby, much of it based on myths. Continue reading →
A widely reported survey found that 4 percent of women consider themselves beautiful, but what does that really mean? Continue reading →
A miniscule bit of DNA from an African American man now living in South Carolina has been traced back 338,000 years. ->
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