genomics

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
12.19.18
Tech

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.
Becky Ferreira
8.22.18
Weed

The Latest Effort to Map the Weed Genome Will Focus on Pot That Doesn’t Get You High

Scientists at the University of California Davis have launched a new project studying the hemp DNA sequence.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.29.17
snake blood

Scientists Used Supercomputers to Learn How Pythons Regenerate Their Organs

Maybe we could do it one day, too.
Lisa Cumming
6.24.17
and maybe Jurassic Park them

This Scientist Wants to Sequence the Genomes of 8,000 Endangered Animals Before They’re Gone

Sequencing the genomes of species most at risk can help us figure out which species need our attention the most.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.22.17
News

Why You Can't See 23andMe's Transparency Report Outside the US

Why can't 23andMe's international customers see if their governments are asking for their data?
Jordan Pearson
10.22.15
News

23andMe Raises $115 Million as It Ramps Up Genetic Testing Internationally

The startup that hit a roadblock with the FDA two years ago is now the leading personal genetics company.
Kari Paul
10.14.15
News

Racial Segregation for Websites Is 'Very Easy,' Stunt Coder Says

‘Just took a few hours of coding.'
Jordan Pearson
7.24.15
DNA

It's Hard to Get Genome Data from an Elusive Species

Researchers show you can sequence some genomic data from snagged hair, without the need for invasive sampling.
Victoria Turk
7.21.15
Modern Medicine

The UK’s Plan to Sequence 100,000 Human Genomes

Using one new technology as both a clinical and research tool.
Victoria Turk
7.17.15
Features

Building the World's Largest Cryobank

The Smithsonian's Global Genome Initiative is primed to open its doors in 2015. Here's what you need to know about the largest scientific collection effort ever organized.
Maddie Stone
10.6.14
Science

Google Translate's Lead Scientist Is Going to Help Conquer Death

After all, translating genetic code into actionable information isn't all that different from translating languages.
Meghan Neal
7.30.14
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