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.
A graduate student sequenced rats all over Manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their genetic diversity.
Ancient legend meets modern genetics.
A study of the famous animal’s bones suggests the conventional wisdom about how clones age is probably wrong.
The DNA in dental plaque contains a gold mine of information about the past—and may even help demystify the settlement of Polynesia.
A clinical trial for zinc-finger nucleases, a potential new method of curing genetic diseases, kicks off.
“I was sitting in the front, and I just heard this gasp from everyone behind me.”
Hundreds of thousands of these glasses will now find out where failed tech products go to die (and sometimes get reborn).
Fewer than 30 vaquitas are left in the world, and one died when scientists tried to catch it for a captive-breeding program.
Huge genetic databases are changing how scientists study disease.
It may be a clue to how the giant structure was built.
How one of the biggest living organisms in the world got so big
The two diseases are caused by the same virus but strike different groups of people.
A new book follows Joseph Lister as he ushers surgery into the modern age.
Scientists aren’t sure exactly what happens when so much freshwater gets into the ocean at once.
And she isn’t the only one.
Frances Glessner Lee created meticulous and gruesome dioramas of murder scenes, which are still used to train police today.
“Today marks day 37 without a day off.”
How will law enforcement handle the deluge of new information available from DNA?
Modern Meadow’s factory will crank out leather via yeast fermentation.
Old French Canadian genealogy records reveal how a harmful mutation can hide from natural selection in a mother's DNA.