Viewpoint: We need a conversation about gene editing and eugenics

Viewpoint: We need a conversation about gene editing and eugenics

Karin Christiansen | 
[Editor's note: Karin Christiansen is head of research at the Centre for Health Technology at the Faculty of Health, VIA ...
Melting pot of Eurasia genetically constant despite 8,000 years of cultural change

Melting pot of Eurasia genetically constant despite 8,000 years of cultural change

Rasmus Jakobsen | 
Alexander the Great’s army, Genghis Khan’s Mongolian hordes, and the Ottomans all moved through this hub: The Southern Caucasus. This ...
Twin study suggests politics and genetics go together

Twin study suggests politics and genetics go together

Thomas Hoffmann | 
You may have your mom's laugh, and your dad's nose, but do you also inherit your parents' political leanings? A ...

Genes reveal Palaeolithic genders

Hanne Jakobsen | 
When human remains are quite old and incomplete, scientists have found it difficult to determine whether they came from a ...

Why cloned animals aren’t identical

Peter Heegaard | 
The following is an excerpt. Cloned animals are normally considered to be more alike than those that are conceived naturally, ...

DNA from the bottom of Greenland’s ice sheet reveals a lush, green landscape in the past

Anne-Katrine Faber | 
DNA residues drilled up from Greenland’s ice sheet base reveal a green, lush landscape before the great island became covered ...

Genetic development may protect the Maasai people of Africa

Irene Berg Sørensen | 
The Maasai are a very special people who live primarily from farming and livestock activities in Kenya and Tanzania. They ...
Your genes decide how old you get

Your genes decide how old you get

Kristien Sjogren | 
If your grandparents were able to celebrate their 90th birthday there’s a good chance you might do the same. Our ...
Synthetic DNA is tomorrow's medicine

Synthetic DNA is tomorrow’s medicine

Kristian Sjogren | 
An international team of researchers has created revolutionary proteins that can copy synthetic genetic material – the so-called XNA (Xeno-Nucleic ...