ancient DNA

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.”
Becky Ferreira
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.
Shayla Love

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.
Becky Ferreira
big pharma

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
lost dogs

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.
Becky Ferreira

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.
Jason Koebler
Desus & Mero

Cheddar Man Gets a Scientifically Accurate Makeover

Britain's oldest known man is about to steal your girl.
Sarah Bellman

The Biggest Scientific Developments of 2017

According to two scientists at the Royal Society of London.
David Hillier
genetic sequencing

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.
Kate Lunau
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.
Becky Ferreira
rhino burgers

Dental Plaque Reveals Some Neanderthals Devoured Rhinos, Others Nibbled on Moss

The Neanderthal medicine cabinet was stocked with pain-killers and antibiotics.
Becky Ferreira
Eat This

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.
AC Shilton