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Jul 31, 2015 01:11 PM ET
For years, theories have abounded about how the first people in the New World got there, but now we seem to have a definitive answer, thanks to the miracle of DNA analysis.
Jun 16, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Genes may be responsible for more than we think, from how we shop to how we sleep.
Jun 8, 2015 08:24 AM ET
Every Monday, we answer some of YOUR questions! This week, let’s tackle hair. Why do we all have different hair?
May 21, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The newly created humanized yeast reveals how humans and yeast share genes despite being separated by a billion years of evolution.
Apr 16, 2015 12:31 PM ET
The placebo effect, where you can take something dopey like a sugar pill and somehow feel better, has baffled scientists ever since they've been aware of it. Would it surprise you to know the effect may not be in your head but in your genes?
Apr 14, 2015 01:10 PM ET
Trace brushes us up on the ABCs of DNA and then recounts the findings of new research that could rewrite what we thought we knew about inherited traits.
Feb 25, 2015 09:12 AM ET
Aside from the pleasurable feelings that come with it, evolutionarily speaking why do humans have to have sex to keep the species going when it doesn't seem the most efficient way to go?
Feb 3, 2015 12:50 PM ET // Discovery News
A baby created with DNA from three people could be born as soon as this year.
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