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 →
In two men, the AIDS-causing virus was inactivated due to an altered HIV gene.
A test involving polymerase chain reaction, or P.C.R., could be used to amplify genetic information, including that belonging to the virus. Continue reading →
Gene drives allow scientists to edit the DNA in wild organisms and could have global consequences.
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 Jewish Polish-born immigrant named Aaron Kosminski has been implicated.
The Natural Trap Cave excavation poses some unusual challenges, like how to get through customs with piles of dirty, 50,000-year-old bones. Continue reading →
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