Researchers have conducted a comprehensive DNA study in order to learn a bit more about the ancient peoples of the North American Arctic and where they came from.
Could we genetically enhance produce without introducing foreign genes? That might just be the future for our crops. Recent advances now allow the precise editing of genomes and raise the possibility of genetically improving crops.
Child abuse may not just impact a person emotionally; it may also influence their genes. Scientists have found that maltreatment can actually affect the way genes are activated, which could have implications for a child's long-term development.
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.