The modern-day Iberia that is known today as Spain and Portugal is a melting pot of cultures. Thousands of years ago, the local men of the ancient Iberian Peninsula were mysteriously driven out of the genetic pool.
Ancient March 17, 2019
Researchers in the United Kingdom claim to have found new evidence that could finally reveal Jack the Ripper's true identity. The study involved DNA testing of semen sample retrieved from one of the crime scenes in 1888.
March 16, 2019
A cold case was finally solved when investigators used a public genealogy database to track down the person responsible for double murder in 1987. Could this method also result in privacy breaches?
Feature | Science May 25, 2018
French researchers were hopeful that they could finally put an end to numerous conspiracy theories regarding the real cause of Adolf Hitler’s death. The team was given the special privilege to examine fragments of Hitler’s teeth.
Feature | Science May 21, 2018
Scientists have turned to ancient DNA to retrace the history and origins of leprosy. In the biggest study to date, they found that both humans and squirrels may have played a role in the transmission of the disease in Europe.
Ancient May 11, 2018
An analysis of ancient fecal matters revealed what kind of parasitic worms had infected the Northern European and Middle Eastern ancient people. The analysis also revealed the type of food and lifestyle they had during their period.
Ancient April 26, 2018
Direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits shouldn’t be treated as diagnostic tools. A new study claims to have found that these kits have a 40 percent false positive rate, indicating the importance of having raw DNA data properly analyzed by labs.
Public Health April 2, 2018
Findings of DNA analyses confirmed earlier suspicions about the 'Two brothers' Egyptian mummies housed at the Manchester Museum. TestS revealed they were just half brothers.
Ancient January 19, 2018
DNA from Aboriginal people reveals that modern Aboriginal Australians descended from a certain group populating the same regions for up to 50,000 years. These new findings confirm the longstanding connection of Aboriginal people to the country.
Ancient March 9, 2017
Human skeletal remains were found in the Antikythera shipwreck. DNA from the bones may help shed light on the lives of people who were aboard the ill-fated ancient ship.
Ancient September 19, 2016
Using DNA analysis, researchers have found that an ancient Phoenician found in Carthage has European lineage. The Phoenician civilization introduced the first alphabetic writing used today.
Ancient May 28, 2016
The analysis of the DNA of human bones from 51 prehistoric people goes beyond explaining the complexity of migrations back then. It also shows how European population has evolved through time.
Ancient May 5, 2016
The company Biomeme developed a mobile genetic diagnostic platform that features hardware used with an iPhone, software, DNA test kits and an app to provide results on the field in under an hour.
Biotech April 27, 2016
A new study reveals perhaps the solution to not giving up gym. The answer is right in a person’s DNA.
Life April 20, 2016
Researchers find a new set of genes linked to stroke, dementia and depression. This includes a new gene called FOXF2, which is associated with increased risk of a common type of stroke due to small vessel disease.
Life April 10, 2016
The U.S. government was able to convict timber thieves in a landmark case using DNA profiling. By tracing the DNA profiles of the wood products and stumps of trees, experts were able to identify which were illegally harvested.
Earth/Environment March 9, 2016
Scientists from South Africa were able to recreate an extinct subspecies of zebra called quagga. By analyzing preserved DNA samples of the animal, the researchers were able to breed the animal closer to how it originally looked many years ago.
Animals February 13, 2016
Londoners who first resided in the city even before the invasion of the Romans were a multi-ethnic mix, a new DNA study revealed. Researchers at the Museum of London analyzed four ancient skeletal remains and discovered rich histories behind the bones.
Animals November 25, 2015
A DNA analysis of vegetarian hot dogs revealed 10 percent of their ingredients contain meat. Researchers say the findings are troubling especially for vegetarians who abstain from meat for various reasons.
Life October 29, 2015
DNA lineages of today's Native Americans developed during the long stay of first Americans on the Bering land bridge, researchers say. The first Americans settled there for thousands of years before migrating south, they say.
October 27, 2015
Hot dogs and sausages may contain undisclosed ingredients. Genomic analysis reveals that some brands even contain unwanted meat and human DNA.
Life October 25, 2015
New DNA analysis revealed that the Shroud of Turin popularly believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ may have originated in India. The cloth also contains genes from plants of different geographic origins.
Animals October 21, 2015
DNA analysis of ancient skeletons sheds light on the early history of the Basque people. The findings also overturn the theory that this group of people was isolated for 10,000 years.
Life September 8, 2015
According to researchers, the Cape Parrot should be considered a species of its own, especially now that DNA analysis has confirmed that it is different from its closest relatives.
Earth/Environment August 13, 2015
The ancestry of the Kennewick has been stirring debate over who should be its caretakers. Now, DNA analysis suggests the ancient man is more closely related to Native Americans than any other population.
Animals June 20, 2015
A review of more than 200 cases revealed that erroneous forensic hair matches—and FBI examiners giving flawed testimonies—may have led to the conviction of innocent individuals. Some of whom received the death penalty.
Internet Culture April 21, 2015
Further tests will be needed to come up with a more extensive profile but, for now, the Kennewick Man has been categorized as Native American.
Animals January 21, 2015