In a recent study, researchers assessed the DNA from two Denisovan molars, which were found in a Siberian cave.
What makes our brain human? Scientists are beginning to unravel the genetic code underlying its function, and have found a small set of molecular patterns that dominate gene expression in the human brain.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found genes that affected both motor coordination and body weight in mice, which may shed light on the onset of some neurodegenerative illnesses in humans.
Researchers may have uncovered a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient European ancestry. The newly discovered ancestry may tell researchers a bit more about ancient populations of humans.
Patients who take the drug L-DOPA for Parkinson's disease, restless legs or other movement disorders are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD)--the most common cause of blindness in the elderly, according to a recent study.
Scientists have taken a closer look at chocolate and the tree it comes from, and have traced back the origins of the plant.
Scientists have officially mapped the genetic history of the Caribbean. Now, a team of researchers have found out whether indigenous communities still exist in the Caribbean region today.
New findings published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology look at how a DNA test for Down's Syndrome could reduce the need for potentially invasive tests that look for the developmental disorder marked by a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.
You wouldn't think that cows are all that complex-but they are. Scientists have now taken a closer look at the ancestry of domesticated cattle, and have found that it's more complicated than previously thought.
What happens to our molecules as we age? Scientists may now have an answer. They've taken a closer look at the molecular changes that occur in our bodies as we age.
Quantum physics, meet genetic engineering. Scientists have used engineered viruses in order to provide quantum-based enhancement of energy transport.
New research has decoded the family tree for birds. Researchers have taken a closer look at both extinct species and ones still alive today to better understand the stunning variety of bird species.