Imagine walking into a garden at nighttime. While this would be beautiful in and of itself, imagine that these plants are glowing with their own light-a bit like fireflies or jellyfish. It sounds impossible, but that's exactly what one scientist is working toward.
It turns out that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers.
Could sleepwalking be genetic? New findings published in JAMA Pediatrics found that over 60 percent of children who also had two sleepwalking parents were significantly more likely to develop the condition themselves than those who did not deal with the same circumstances.
A new study published in the journal Nature Genetics have linked mutations in a gene known as RECQL with onset of breast cancer among Polish and French-Canadian women. Furthermore, these statistics suggest that about 50 percent of women with the RECQL mutation will develop breast cancer.
Genetic testing of the Iñupiat people currently living in Alaska's North Slope is filling in the blanks on questions about migration patterns.
Scientists have looked at ants and have found a key mechanism by which environmental factors influence the expression of traits that range from height to color to weight.
New findings published in the journal Immunity examine a new potential for curing asthma. According to the study authors, a group of molecular immunologists at the Keck School of medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), along with investigators from Janssen Research and Development, ...
About 300 years ago, three African-born slaves died on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Now, researchers have extracted and sequenced tiny bits of DNA remaining in the skeletons' teeth to determine where in Africa these individuals lived before they were captured and enslaved.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the genetics thousands modern Asian men and have found that many are descended from just 11 powerful dynastic leader who lived up to 4,000 years ago, including Genghis Khan.
Previous studies have linked an increased risk of the behavioral health issue, Autism, to numerous environmental health conditions. However, a recent study links genetic makeup to 74 to 98 percent of cases.
Are you more like your mom or like your dad? Genetically speaking, you're probably more like your father. Scientists have found that mammals are genetically more like their dads in a new study.