Humans in History

Determining the DNA Profile of the Great Napoleon

Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte) was the first Emperor of the French, rising to power on May 18, 1804. He was one of the greatest...

The Genetic Legacy of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was a world-renowned 13th century Mongol Emperor. Khan is known to most for his brutality and bloodthirsty conquests, but he is also...

Finding the Remains of Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was a renowned astronomer and mathematician from the Renaissance period. His publication, “De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium” ("On the Revolutions of the Celestial...

The Spread of DNA From “Niall of the Nine Hostages”

Niall Noigiallach aka "Niall of the Nine Hostages" was one of the greatest Irish kings. He ruled Ireland in the fifth century and was...

Compare Your DNA to Ötzi the Iceman – a 5000 year old mummy

In 1991, the remains of a human mummy were discovered in a glacier near the Austro-Italian border. The spontaneous freeze-drying process had kept the...

Investigating the Famous Tomb of the Shroud

The Tomb of the Shroud is a first century tomb at the foot of Mount Zion in Akeldama, Jerusalem. This tomb is one of...

Finding the Remains of Georgian Queen Ketevan

Queen Ketevan was a queen of Kakheti in eastern Georgia. In 1614, she became a prisoner of Shah Abbas I of Iran in a...

The Genetic Legacy of the House of Aisin Gioro

The Qing dynasty was the last dynasty in Chinese history, ruling China from 1644 until the Xinhai Revolution in 1911-1912. This dynasty was a...

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Study finds a link between the severity of COVID-19 infections and blood type

Researchers link genetic changes in the region of DNA that define blood type with susceptibility to COVID-19 infections. Blood...

ACE2: Genetic clues to COVID-19 infections and treatment

Scientists identify a possible link between genetic variations in the ACE-2 receptor used by coronaviruses to enter cells and...

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