Tag: Ancestry

You Can Now Make Spotify Playlists Using Your DNA: Here's How

Spotify teamed up with genealogy company Ancestry to provide users with playlists based on their DNA. The new feature is not free, but it shows that Spotify is trying its hardest to fight back against rival Apple Music.

Apps/Software September 26, 2018

DNA Test Reveals Woman’s Biological Father Is Her Parents' Fertility Doctor

A surprising DNA result from led a woman from Washington state to file a lawsuit against a fertility doctor. Kelli Rowlette was devastated to learn that the father she grew up with was not her biological dad.

Feature | Culture April 5, 2018

Fear Of Spiders And Snakes Stems From Our Ancestors

Our ancestors coexisted with spiders and snakes for 40 to 60 million years. As a result, we evidently evolved an innate aversion to such creatures.

Animals October 22, 2017

Your Nose Shape Offers Clues Where Your Ancestors Lived

The shape of the nose can give you an idea where your ancestors likely lived. Here’s what your wide or narrow nostrils tell you about where you ancestors possibly came from.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2017

4-Billion-Year-Old Organism Named Luca May Be The Last Common Ancestor Of All Living Things

The single-celled organism known as LUCA is the common ancestor of bacteria and archaea. Genetic analysis revealed it thrived in hot and non-oxygenated environment and consumed hydrogen gas.

Animals July 26, 2016

New Genetic Study Traces 'Fourth Strand' Of European Ancestry: Here Are The Other Three Accepted Ancestral Groups

Scientists from the University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University found genetic evidence that can help reveal the secret to the ancestry of early Europeans. This "fourth strand" was uncovered after sequencing the genome of 13,000-year-old human remains.

November 18, 2015

DNA Reveals 'Fourth Strand' Of European Ancestry In Ancient Tribe, Researchers Say

Genetic study shows ancient populations of hunter-gatherers sheltering in the Caucasus Mountains during the ice age contributed to a significant portion of the genome of modern Europeans. The discovery rounds out our knowledge of European ancestry, researchers say.

November 16, 2015

Most Men In Europe Are Descended From Just A Small Handful Of Bronze Age Ancestors: Study

Two out of three men living in Europe can trace their ancestry to just three paternal lineages from thousands of years in the past, researchers say. That means just three individuals may have been the direct ancestors of a majority of European men today, they suggest.

May 19, 2015

New Genetic Study Unravels Complex Ethnicity of Americans

The United States is more than just about whites and blacks. If anything, it is home to all colors, truly fitting to be called a melting pot.

Life December 21, 2014

Don't look down on worms and flies, you have similar genomes

Worms, flies and humans may be three very different and distance species but findings of a new study reveals that they share a lot of gene expression patterns, which indicate a shared ancestry.

August 30, 2014

When friends feel like family, it may be in the genes

Close friends share as many genes as fourth cousins, more than strangers, new research reveals.

Life July 14, 2014

Map of human genetic history: An ancient mystery answered, maybe

Geneticists at Oxford University, University College London and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany had published a report, "A Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History,", which is an analysis of the blending of people in human populations around the world. They noted historical events in our own and our ancestors' DNA. They used DNA to characterize significant historical blending events, and identified 100 historical events of human contact over the last 4,000 years.

Animals February 17, 2014

Domesticated dog's ancestry traced to European wolves

Researchers have traced European ancestry for the domesticated dogs.

Animals November 18, 2013

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