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.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 03, 2012 10:30 AM EDT
Is your intelligence due to nature or nurture? That debate gets a little clearer as new research has determined intelligence, like other traits, is partly genetic.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 01, 2012 04:37 PM EDT
Early humans may have lived in harmony with Neanderthals and possibly even interbred with them, according to new research.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 01, 2012 12:35 PM EDT
A new deadlier strain of Salmonella is spreading across Africa by "taking advantage" of the ongoing HIV epidemic, according to a new study that provides the first evidence that the human immunodeficiency virus might be allowing new pathogens to evolve in HIV patients.
By Makini Brice | Sep 27, 2012 11:03 AM EDT
It's said that, after becoming a mother, your children never really leave you. Apparently, mothers carry the DNA of their sons in their brains for long after their children have evacuated the uterus. The appearance of the DNA can also exist if women once shared the womb with their brothers.
By Makini Brice | Sep 05, 2012 04:14 PM EDT
Researchers on the project have been likened the task to Occupy Wall Street. “Originally genetics was focused on the one percent,” Mark Gerstein, a bioinformaticist from Yale University, said. “We’re shining a light on the 99 percent.”
By Christine Hsu | Aug 31, 2012 02:36 PM EDT
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley found that promiscuous mice have significantly stronger immune systems than monogamous mice, suggesting that promiscuous mice may have developed more robust immunity to protect them against the disease-causing bacteria they are exposed to from mating with multiple partners.
By Makini Brice | Aug 30, 2012 02:45 PM EDT
Researchers have managed to map an entire genome of a human ancestor and also suspect that there are more species that existed in the past that we have not yet found, particularly in Asia.
By Makini Brice | Aug 28, 2012 11:18 AM EDT
A forensic test that has been developed to help police nab perpetrators of crimes can predict a suspect's eye color, hair color, and ethnic origin.
By Amber Moore | Aug 27, 2012 08:04 AM EDT
Older men can improve the quality of their sperm by eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 24, 2012 04:36 PM EDT
Like modern humans, most Neanderthals were right handed, leading scientists to believe that they have had the capacity for speech, according to new findings.
By Amber Moore | Aug 24, 2012 07:24 AM EDT
There are more than 100 types of cancers that affect millions of men and women. But, do animals suffer from cancers?
By Christine Hsu | Aug 23, 2012 02:20 PM EDT
A woman's risk of anxiety and other psychiatric disorders may depend on how stressed out her father was when he was young, scientists claim.