By Ansa Varughese | May 15, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
Although DNA databasing may be an effective means to track innocent victims of human trafficking and human rights violation, it has led to some privacy concerns.
By Christie Rizk | May 01, 2013 02:00 PM EDT
DNA sequencing suggests that the tiny skeleton found 10 years ago in Chile is a human being, not a form of alien life.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 13, 2013 06:09 PM EDT
Tapeworm treatment will be much easier, now that newly sequenced genomes have revealed medicine targets.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 28, 2013 06:42 PM EST
Kissing is a physically affectionate act of pressing the lips against someone or something. The act is commonly used to express a multitude of human emotions like love, respect and friendship. However, what is less obvious is that when two lovers share a passionate kiss, they are also swapping their bacteria, bodily fluids and parts of their genetic code.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 24, 2013 02:11 PM EST
Scientists have managed to "download" all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets on to strands of synthetic DNA.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 22, 2013 12:22 PM EST
A DNA analysis of a 40,000-year-old human skeleton dug up in China has revealed genetic clues to the Stone Age evolution, according to a new study. After analyzing the genetic material extracted from the ancient leg bone found in a cave near Beijing, scientists were able to link some of the earliest modern humans to settle in China to the people living in the region today.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 09, 2013 09:13 AM EST
Scientists are now able to reproduce a person's entire genome using only a single cell.
By Amber Moore | Dec 07, 2012 10:13 AM EST
There are about 400 DNA flaws in most healthy humans, says a new study. Some of these genes are linked to diseases that can be passed to the next generation.
By Makini Brice | Dec 04, 2012 02:06 PM EST
John Wayne Gacy was a notorious serial killer who raped and murdered at least 33 boys and young men during the better part of the 1970s.
By Makini Brice | Nov 19, 2012 02:15 PM EST
Study found that bdelloids pilfered as much as 10 percent of their DNA from other species, like fungi, bacteria, and plants.
By Makini Brice | Oct 24, 2012 04:11 PM EDT
UK's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority is mulling over a change in law that would allow three-parent in vitro fertilization to occur.
By Amber Moore | Oct 22, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
Researchers say that "enhancers" present in the junk DNA follow an origami-like design while constructing the face, using simple instructions to make an intricate object.
By Sharon Begley | Oct 11, 2012 09:15 AM EDT
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released a report on privacy concerns triggered by the advent of whole genome sequencing.
By Makini Brice | Oct 10, 2012 04:59 PM EDT
In the 1990s, after watching Jurassic Park and hearing about Dolly the sheep, many children hoped that scientists would develop the capacity for cloning dinosaurs that could roam again on the Earth.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 05, 2012 01:59 PM EDT
Modern Europeans may have interbred with Neanderthals as recently as 37,000 years ago, after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out of Africa, according to a new study.