DNA

tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.19
china

Chinese Woman Gives Birth to Twins with Different Fathers

One child is her husband's, the other is her lover's.
Edoardo Liotta
3.27.19
we did this to ourselves

Ancestry genetic tests are making it extremely easy for cops to track all white people

According to a new study, it’s not all that difficult to find someone in the U.S. — even if they've never taken a genetic test.
Emma Ockerman
10.12.18
DNA

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.
Kristin Corry
9.25.18
true crime

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.
Dave Minsky
5.8.18
Identity

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?
Moses Monterroza
3.20.18
Desus & Mero

Cheddar Man Gets a Scientifically Accurate Makeover

Britain's oldest known man is about to steal your girl.
Sarah Bellman
2.8.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

BTS Had an Extremely Good Night at the AMAs

The K-pop sensations made their US TV debut, performing "DNA."
Lauren O'Neill
11.20.17
let the dogs out

Dogs Who Live With Smokers Are More Likely to Die Younger

Dogs from smokers' homes showed signs of DNA damage.
Knvul Sheikh
9.27.17
NFL

The Ravens Are Giving Away Free DNA Test Kits to Fans This Weekend

What could go wrong?!
Sean Newell
9.14.17
Garage Magazine

A DNA Portrait Artist Imagined New Identities for Chelsea Manning

What does it mean to remake one's appearance after years in the digital wilderness? Few are better placed to answer than Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, whose collaboration with DNA portraitist Heather Dewey-Hagborg mines the politics of the personal.
Orit Gat
8.15.17
News

Toronto Cops Accused of Botching Investigation of Repeated Sex Offender

They had DNA evidence on him but failed to act. It was only when another police force arrested him for a separate sex assault that he was caught.
Stephen Spencer Davis
7.25.17
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