By searching the church's famed family trees, scientists have tracked down a cancer-causing mutation that came west with a pioneer couple—just in time to save the lives of their great-great-great-great grandchildren.
DNA tests can have a placebo effect.
In the 19th century, cold rinses and days-long baths became a way to treat—and control—psychiatric patients.
A 4,900-year-old skeleton has turned the accepted story of the disease on its head.
The world’s most famous genetic tool has a major diversity problem.
Researchers fear that the controversial study will be a stain on China’s scientific reputation.
More and more companies are selling DNA-test kits for pets.
In the 1930s, saltwater was shipped by rail. Since then, things have gotten more high-tech.
The increasing popularity of genetic tests poses concerns about the accessibility of personal information.
People are sharing their deepest secrets on Facebook. Does the social network understand what it’s gotten into?
Urban areas are heat islands. Could that be dictating the color of their gastropods?
“Who cares,” the president said about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s results.
A father reflects on an experience that is becoming more common.
Even people who have never taken a genetic test can be tracked down like the Golden State Killer suspect.
The two ancient hominin groups swapped genes, diseases, and genes that protect against diseases, according to a new study.
Two letters addressed to the Pentagon tested positive for the toxin, which is made from readily available ingredients.
Despite popular wisdom, rats are too big and too fierce for cats.
In testifying about her alleged sexual assault, she used her expertise as a psychologist who understands trauma.
A Spotify playlist tailored to your DNA is the latest example of brands cashing in on people’s search for identity.
A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria.
A case in Washington questions how the government defines race.