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.
Fellow doctors have been some of the most prominent defenders of J. Marion Sims, the controversial “father of gynecology.”
Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.
“Few kidneys would be good enough” for this rare surgery.
A tale of two “g”s
An Ohio couple wants their embryos that were destroyed in a fertility-clinic meltdown to be deemed people.
The ocean is more than dim and blue.
DNA analysis done on unusual remains found in Chile proved the girl was human, but there has been an uproar over whether the body was acquired ethically.
It has something to do with bubbles?
How is this even possible?
The human genome has never actually been complete.
All the way down! Not on your toes!
The genomes of the long dead are turning up all sorts of unexpected and controversial findings.
A short history of how the mail has been exploited for terror
Nerve agents are deadly and usually colorless, and they share a long history with insecticides.
It’s the first FDA-authorized genetic-cancer-risk test available without a doctor’s note.
Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.
Modern genetics would not be possible without the humble fruit fly.
A rare rainstorm in the Atacama Desert offers a clue to how microbes persist in extreme conditions.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”
A 1996 bill has had a chilling effect on the CDC’s ability to research firearms.