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.
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.
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.
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.