A genetic study of British Columbia grizzly bears finds a weird link to local human languages.
Scientists discover surviving viruses in 15,000-year-old glacier ice on the Tibetan Plateau in China.
Brain cells snap strands of DNA in many more places and cell types than researchers previously thought.
In 1933, the skull of a 50-year-old male of the Homo longi species was found in China, puzzling researchers.
Many thousands of different genetic variants are responsible for complex behavior.
The Vertebrate Genomes Project may spell good news for the kakapo and the vaquita.
"The question is which are okay, which are not okay."
A new study finds an unusual genetic difference in people over 105.
Roughly the size of a thumbnail, this newly discovered toadlet has some anatomical surprises.
A lab identifies which genes are linked to abnormal repetitive behaviors found in addiction and schizophrenia.
A study from Carnegie Mellon University tracks the travels of tarantulas since the Cretaceous period.
Find your dog's breed mix, personality and more with a simple cheek swab in this DNA kit.
The new treatment targets the underlying genetic cause of the disease.
Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago find that death triggers increased activity in certain brain cells.
555-million-year-old oceanic creatures share genes with today's humans, finds a new study.
"Large-scale indiscriminate killing is a horror that is not just a feature of the modern and historic periods, but was also a significant process in pre-state societies," the researchers wrote.
What makes some people more likely to shiver than others?
After 20 months, scientists find lab-dish brain cells matured at a similar rate to those of an actual infant.
One million year old mammoth DNA more than doubles the previous record and suggests that even older genomes could be found.
Imagine poisoning your rival and yourself and giving only yourself the antidote.
The study found that people who spoke the same language tended to be more closely related despite living far apart.
Dr. Eric Lander is a pioneer in genomics. What role will he play in the new administration?