Donald Cline must have thought no one would ever know. Then DNA testing came along.
The obsession with breastfeeding has inspired a start-up to make human milk outside the human body.
For grieving families, the photos preserve the only memories they have of their child.
Grieving patients are encouraged to see and hold their stillborn infants—and in some cases even bring them home.
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Before an evolutionary breakthrough, the tiny bones of ears were part of the jaw.
Ever since the French revolutionary’s assassination in a bathtub, doctors and scientists have wondered why he had to spend so much time in there to begin with.
Thirteen years ago, a young woman was found dead in small-town Texas. She was nicknamed “Lavender Doe” for the purple shirt she was wearing. Her real identity would remain a mystery until amateur genealogists took up her case.
A photographer began shooting unusual-looking coyotes on Galveston Island. They turned out to be descended from a very rare wolf species.
The much-maligned northern snakehead fish might be less menacing than it was made out to be.
A new way to revive rare breeds—and perhaps even endangered birds—from frozen cells
23andMe’s 4-million-person database reveals how many people are living with undetected chromosomal anomalies.
Tools meant to reunite families are now being “used essentially to get families to put their members in jail.”
As a cancer patient, she had received cord-blood cells from an anonymous donor. The DNA from those cells led her to him.