DNA Can Help Return Indigenous Remains to Ancestral Sites
“We propose that our approach can be used now and will be used routinely in the future to return remains to their rightful kin.”
This Week in Science
Tortoise DNA Might Hold the Answers to Living Longer
The scientists used the DNA of Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise.
Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space
NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma, But You Can Opt Out
23andMe customers can opt out of the program, but that misses the point.
The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs
When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Don't Give Your DNA to Giant Genetic Databases
The Golden State Killer case shows that we should protect our DNA sequences as much as possible.
Desus & Mero
Cheddar Man Gets a Scientifically Accurate Makeover
Britain's oldest known man is about to steal your girl.
The Biggest Scientific Developments of 2017
According to two scientists at the Royal Society of London.
One of Earth's Largest Living Organisms Is About to Have Its Genome Sequenced
Scientists will sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
Looking a Gift Horse in the Genome
Ancient Ritually Sacrificed Stallions Reveal How Humans Changed Horse Genetics
A tale of sepulchral chambers and Y chromosomes.
Dental Plaque Reveals Some Neanderthals Devoured Rhinos, Others Nibbled on Moss
The Neanderthal medicine cabinet was stocked with pain-killers and antibiotics.
The Quest to Create a Strain of Super Quinoa
Sequencing the plant's genome could make it even more sustainable, better tasting, and nutritionally superior.