Donald Cline must have thought no one would ever know. Then DNA testing came along.
A newly discovered giant virus turns its victims to “stone.”
Some would-be parents who might have inherited the fatal gene want their doctors to keep secrets—even from them.
Archaeologists have started searching for genetic data inside ordinary objects such as pipes, which can contain centuries-old saliva.
Sioux Falls police bring murder charges, based on a technique first used to catch a serial killer, in a 38-year-old case.
They shared a placenta, but on the ultrasound, one looked like a boy, and the other a girl.
The University of California has broken with one of the world’s largest academic publishers. Is this the end of a very profitable business model?
The genealogist’s dream of testing old, spit-laced artifacts is coming true—but raising questions about who controls dead people’s DNA.
This “spectacular” pathogen dissolves its host from inside out.
It’s just “resting cat face.”
Even the beeswax used in seals is rich with data about the past, including the flowers that grew in that region year to year
It took researchers days to search through thousands of genome sequences. Now it takes just a few seconds.
When the hungry animals started swimming 100 miles upriver to feast on salmon, humans decided that they had to be killed.
In 2014, microbiologists began a study that they hope will continue long after they’re dead.
Corn lurks in so many surprising places, from table salt to apples to IV bags.
It’s moving, and the shutdown means that maps can’t be updated.
The president’s glandular instinct has become a substitute for all expertise and all nuance.
An analysis of dental plaque illuminates the forgotten history of female scribes.
The name of the world’s most spoken language has a surprising origin story.
As Spain simultaneously persecuted its Jews and expanded its colonies in the Americas, conversos secretly came over to the New World. Their legacy lives on in DNA.
Chewed tar is an unexpectedly great source of ancient DNA.