A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers
Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.
Chinese Woman Gives Birth to Twins with Different Fathers
One child is her husband's, the other is her lover's.
Your DNA Could Affect How Well Your Birth Control Works
New research suggests that people with an uncommon genetic variant make an enzyme that breaks down the hormones in birth control too quickly—which could put them at risk of unintended pregnancy.
Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies ‘Will Be Dealt With Seriously,’ Chinese Investigators Say
A report by Chinese authorities on Monday alleged that He Jiankui violated ethics and research integrity in editing the DNA of human babies.
This Teen Translated a Bible Verse Into DNA and Injected it Into Himself
Will bioengineering become the hot new teen trend?
Chinese Researchers Claim to Have Created the First Gene-Edited Babies
The researchers claim the DNA of twin girls was altered to protect them against HIV, but the results haven’t been published in a scientific journal and many researchers are questioning the ethical and scientific validity of the claim.
The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances
Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
Spotify Is Using DNA Tests to Curate Playlists, Which Is Pretty Creepy
The streaming service is partnering up with Ancestry to create custom playlists based on your lineage.
A Hybrid of Humanity's Closest Relatives Has Been Identified From 50,000-Year-Old Bone
While we know early humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans interbred, this specimen is a unique first-generation Neanderthal-Denisovan offspring.
The Golden State Killer Case Shows a 'Path' to Finally Catch the Zodiac
A prominent Zodiac sleuth told us about new evidence he said he's seen exclusively and how he thinks cops should move ahead from here.
I Tested My DNA and Learned About Self-Delusion
Does a test that tells me I’m 50 percent East Asian and Native American change anything about my identity?
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Dogs Who Live With Smokers Are More Likely to Die Younger
Dogs from smokers' homes showed signs of DNA damage.