Humans in History

Hunting for DNA stories at natural history museums

Researchers use a new method 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 ever wondered why some families have more boys than girls or why more boys (or girls) are born in 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...

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Natural shorts sleepers: How much sleep do you need?

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Alzheimer’s disease risk can be moderated, a new study finds

Researchers identify 21 modifiable risk factors for reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The APOE gene is one...

The COVID-19 susceptibility DNA test from Genovate

New COVID-19 cases continue to emerge worldwide, making it clear that this pandemic is far from over. Genovate is...

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