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Entire European continent shares ancestry

Tia Ghose | 
The following is an excerpt of a longer story. Find a link to the full story below. Europeans all shared ...

How a homely lemur’s genome may help save it

Wynne Parry | 
The following is an edited excerpt. With its wide-set yellow eyes, oversize ears and long, skeletal fingers, the aye-aye is ...
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Breast cancer genetic testing gets covered by health care reform

Rachael Rettner | 
Genetic testing for breast cancer will be covered under the Affordable Care Act, potentially saving thousands of dollars for women ...

Viruses pass major test to enter ranks of living creatures

Jennifer Viegas | 
The following is an edited excerpt. Viruses can acquire fully functional immune systems, according to new research that bolsters the ...

Designing life: The ethics of engineering babies

Wynne Parry | 
The following is an excerpt. The increasing power and accessibility of genetic technology may one day give parents the option of modifying ...

Are you carrying the redhead gene?

Marc Lallanilla | 
The following is an excerpt. Some parents worry that their children will be born with a rare disease or a ...

DNA technique reveals looks of long-dead Humans

Charles Choi | 
The color of the eyes and hair of ancestors dead for hundreds of years can now be revealed from their ...

Men’s Y chromosome isn’t “junk” — it’s an “evolutionary marvel”

Tia Ghose | 
The Y chromosome may have gotten a bad rap. Despite the claim that this male sex chromosome is mostly junk, ...

Identical twins may not be quite so identical

Tia Ghose | 
Identical twins may not be so identical after all. Even though identical twins supposedly share all of their DNA, they ...

Could genetic diseases be cured in the womb?

Jesse Emspak | 
Efforts to develop a working gene therapy for certain inherited diseases have reached a milestone with a new method for ...

Unraveling the human genome: 6 molecular milestones

Stephanie Pappas | 
In a milestone for the understanding of human genetics, scientists just announced the results of five years of work in ...

Genes tell intricate tale of Jewish diaspora

Stephanie Pappas | 
A new genetic map paints a comprehensive picture of the 2,000 or so years in which different Jewish groups migrated ...
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Artificial DNA copies just like the real thing

The language of life is about to expand its vocabulary. An international team of researchers discovered that the body's copying ...
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Big brained mice created in lab, could provide insight into how the human brain works and develops

Mice with a single missing gene have brains that are 35 percent larger than normal, a new study found. Though ...
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