Why do genetic diseases still exist after thousands of years? Scientists have taken a closer look at our ancient ancestors and have found that some modern maladies may have actually provided ancient benefits.
It turns out that media reports about behavioral genetics may actually induce unfounded believes in the public. Scientists have examined 1,500 Americans and have found that reports about human genetics may be misinforming the public more than informing them.
Researchers analyzed the genomes of Americans to provide novel insights into the subtle differences in genetic ancestry across the U.S.
Scientists may have discovered the gene network responsible for alcohol abuse.
It turns out that there's a gene that can protect people against one of the major causes of stroke in young and middle-aged adults. Scientists have discovered a gene that could potentially hold the key to new treatments.
Controlling something using your thoughts is hard to imagine in and of itself. But imagine if you could control genes with just your mind.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the people of Easter Island and have found that they may have made their way from their home to the Americas long before the Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived with his ships in 1722.
Could education be heritable? New research has found that the high heritability of exam grades actually reflects many genetically influenced traits such as personality, behavior problems and self-efficacy--not just intelligence.
When you hear about arms races, you don't normally think of genetics. Yet scientists have now found that you may just want to consider it when it comes to the genomes of primates.
The human population has been divided into male and female throughout human history. Now, though, scientists have examined human genetics and have found that females have long dominated worldwide populations, revealing a bit more about our genetic past.
About 7,500 years ago in Europe, two ancient populations of people mixed, forming the genetic combination that still persists today. Now, researchers have found that there's more to the story.