We've been told time and time again how vital our DNA is, yet new evidence may just showcase how insignificant a vast majority of it is, thanks to one carnivorous plant.
Researchers are digging into the 7,500 or so years of modern Europe's genetic history. Scientists at the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) have recently recovered "ancient DNA" from a number of skeletons in central Germany, material that has led them to new discoveries concerning a genetic shift that occurred about 4,500 years ago.
The secrets of how life came from the sea might be found in a fish so close to its ancient ancestors that it's known as a living fossil--and scientists have finally unlocked its DNA sequence.
When one thinks of animals related to our species, apes usually spring to mind: chimps, orangutans, bonabos, the usual. What about a zerbrafish, however? Scientists have developed a genome sequence for the tiny swimmer, and it seems that there are some remarkable similarities between the fish's DNA and our own .
An anonymous buyer has purchased a rather heartfelt look into the discovery of DNA by snagging a letter Francis Crick wrote to his son from New York auction house Christie's for a cool $6 million.
Stop me if you've heard this before: an ambitious Harvard geneticist claims to have the ability to tear the Neanderthal species from the ether of extinction and clone the early offshoot of humanity, but can only achieve his goal with the help of an "adventurous human woman" to carry the child
First discovered by the famous tag team duo Watson and Crick, DNA, the building block of life, has long been thought to exist in mostly a double-helix structure within our cells. Now, 60 years later, scientists have discovered that it can be found in humans cells in another form - a quadruple helix.
It seems that another realm of privacy has been breached - researchers have been able to identify around 50 anonymous DNA donors from genealogy databases. The problem? The participants were told that their identities were going to be kept secret.
A single lab technician’s mistakes mean a full review of 800 rape cases in New York City, as medical examiners search for any errors in the DNA evidence.
Soldier went missing during S.S. Mayaguez rescue mission in Vietnam in '75; remains IDed recently
The study helps explain how DNA and gene expression plays a role in disease.
Tiny and natural, DNA and its base pairs can be encoded with a ridiculous amount of binary information.