Common genes may be responsible for autism, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Genetics.
Could Danish DNA be the key to happiness? Scientists have found that genetics could hold the clue as to why the people of Denmark are generally happier.
Sheep and goats are closely related, but they split and became separate species about four million years ago. Now, scientists have cracked their genetic code and now know how sheep became a distinct species.
Blondes may or may not have more fun, but they do have a special gene that's responsible for their golden locks. New research shows that a single genetic formation is to thank.
Genetic diversity is crucial for allowing a species to survive and now, scientists have a living example.
Scientists have discovered that populations of humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are genetically distinct and should actually be recognized as a separate subspecies.
Are you shorter? Then you may live longer--at least that's the case if you're a man. Scientists have discovered that short height and long life have a direct connection in Japanese men.
Researchers may have uncovered the origins of Huntington's disease. They've used a unique approach to switch a gene mutation off in individual brain regions and zero in on those that play a role in causing the disease.
For Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, the oldest woman who ever, she swore by two life secrets: A daily serving of herring and a glass of OJ. Yet scientists have discovered so much more behind her remarkably healthy life and crystal-clear cognition.
The male chromosome in humans, the Y chromosome, has had a history of dramatic genetic decay. Despite this, though, it's managed to preserve a small set of genes. Now, researchers have found that these genes ensure not only the chromosome's survival, but also the survival of men in general.
We all know that while there are many differences between men and women, the main element boils down to the genome: the Y chromosome. Now, though, researchers have found exactly when the Y chromosome first emerged in our evolutionary history, revealing a bit more about men.
Exposing children to violent video games and T.V. programs has been a subject of debate over the past few decades. New game consoles and network T.V. have featured easier access to such violence and it has become a more prevalent issue.