Humans in History

Hunting for DNA stories at natural history museums

Researchers use a new methods to extract DNA from preserved samples, opening the door to exploring the DNA of millions of preserved specimens housed...

Y marks the spot: a genetic explanation to why you have more brothers than sisters (or vice versa)

Have you every wondered why some families have more boys than girls or why more boys (or girls) are born on certain years? Recently...

The Habsburg Jaw and the Genetics Behind Inbreeding

New study links the famous “Habsburg Jaw” to inbreeding, further confirming the idea that inter-family marriages weaken bloodlines by decreasing genetic diversity. Who were...

A guide to genetic genealogy

With an estimate of 26 million people having taken a DNA ancestry test, genetic genealogy has really taken off in the last couple of...

Attaining Closure

DNA tests to confirm the identity of US soldiers, who were casualties of the Korean War. Fifty-five boxes with remains of US soldiers from the...

My Brother The Ape

Scientists are one step closer to answering the age-old question of “What makes us human?” with new, high quality genomes of two great apes...

Re-convergence: The Ancient DNA Story of People of America

The first people to arrival in the Americas split into two groups, and then mingle again 1000 years later. Until recently research suggested the first...

Discovering the Long-Lost Romanovs

The Romanov family was the last imperial family of Russia. Tsar Nicholas II was the eldest son of Emperor Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna...

Latest news

Hunting for DNA stories at natural history museums

Researchers use a new methods to extract DNA from preserved samples, opening the door to exploring the DNA of...
- Advertisement -

Healthy aging using the power of DNA

Researchers publish a reference DNA database for healthy older Australians in an attempt to establish a baseline for healthy...

Y marks the spot: a genetic explanation to why you have more brothers than sisters (or vice versa)

Have you every wondered why some families have more boys than girls or why more boys (or girls) are...

Must read

For the Love of Milk – Why Humans Gained Lactase Persistence

Growing up, milk and butter were staples. In college,...

Entering a new-era of gene-editing 

Just over a year ago, the He Jiankui stunned...
- Advertisement -

You might also like
Recommended to you

Was Günther Messner abandoned on Nanga Parbat by his own brother?

Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the...

The Genetic Legacy of the House of Aisin Gioro

The Qing dynasty was the last dynasty in Chinese...

The Genetics of the House of Königsfeld

The Königsfeld’s were members of a small aristocratic class...