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.
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.
Human drugs have been crucial to poultry farming. So what’s replacing them?
The “tour de force” technique is supercharging the search for dangerous genetic variants.
One hundred supposedly sick passengers ended up being only 19. But the story tapped into potent fears about flying.
A veteran conservationist reckons with his career studying animals in the most extreme places on Earth.
A hemophiliac says his genetic disorder is part of his identity, and therapies like CRISPR threaten to erase it.