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.
Researchers believe that genes may play a role in food allergies.
Scientists may have uncovered a new mechanism of inheritance. They've found that genes can be switched off, or silenced, in response to the environment or other factors, and sometimes these changes can be passed from one generation to the next.
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.