Roman fish salting workshops reveal two whale species lost from the Mediterranean

The discovery stands to change our understanding of the Roman fishing industry and the history of two endangered whale species.

What are the steps of DNA replication

DNA replication is the basis for biological inheritance.

Scientists find 22,000 year-old giant panda belonging to a distinct long-lost lineage

The lazy panda has a richer story than you’d think.

Understanding the Pros and Cons of DNA Testing

What you need to know before testing your DNA.

Icelanders went through drastic genetic changes since the island was colonized

A lot has changed in the past 10 centuries — including genetics.

Wearing glasses might really mean you’re smarter, new study finds

Glasses can drastically change a person’s appearance.

Genes of living descendents might solve mystery of the Inca Empire’s origin

Myths surrounding the founding of the Inca might not only be true — they also seem to be linked.

Weight gain is mostly controlled by what you eat — not genetics

This is good news, because it means we can change things.

This fungus senses gravity using a gene it borrowed from bacteria

Don’t mind me, just borrowing some genes to make gravity-sensing crystals. Sorry, what?

Scientists confirm weird ‘knot-shaped’ DNA structure in human cells for the first time

Forget the double-helix for a second — there are other, more interesting DNA structures out there.

Humans and chimp brains may have a turbo-charged fight-or-flight response

Such adaptations could form the evolutionary roots of human warfare.

Scientists pinpoint genes that give us our hair color

Women have lighter hair then men, on average — and researchers can now know what your hair color is after a simple DNA sample.

Wild yeast likely evolved in China, reveals genetic sequencing of over 1,000 strains

Their results point to East Asia (China) as the yeast’s area of origin.

The Yangtze river porpoise, unique for living in freshwater, has special genetic adaptations

The purpoise of the study was to learn more about the genetics of this unique cetacean.

Almost 40% of at-home DNA tests are inaccurate, scientists warn

At-home DNA tests are used to offer information about one’s ancestors, risks of certain diseases, and other traits, such as eye color.

Sudden infant death syndrome linked to a rare genetic mutation

Researchers believe a rare mutation associated with breathing muscles is the cause of SIDS.

Surreal, six-inch mummy with an elongated skull finally described by scientists

Spoiler alert: not an alien.

New method developed to stop bacteria from sharing antibiotic resistance genes

No multiplayer-evolution any longer, pleasethankyou!

Researchers develop nanospears that can transport DNA to cells with pinpoint accuracy

This new technique is less harmful to the cells and more efficient than other non-viral DNA transfer techniques.

A year in space — it really changes your genes

There’s no need to panic, but these aren’t exactly happy news.