Scientists have found new evidence to show how early humans migrated into Europe
Humans originated in Africa. But what route did they take as they began to disperse around the world 60,000 years ago? A new professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in finding the answer to one ...
DNA links 'Boston Strangler' to final victim
A breakthrough in DNA technology has linked the man who confessed to being the Boston Strangler to the last of the 1960s murders attributed to the notorious serial killer, officials said.
Chlamydia promotes gene mutations
Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen that is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide with more than 90 million new cases of genital infections occurring each year. About ...
New study refutes claims of early humans in India prior to Mount Toba eruption
Study shows dogs may have been domesticated far earlier than thought
Researcher reveals new way to safeguard DNA samples
(Phys.org) —DNA evidence is invisible and remarkably easy to transfer, making it possible for a sample to be spilled or even planted on a piece of evidence.
Researcher helps construct Lepidoptera family tree of life
A new international study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher describes one of the most comprehensive analyses of Lepidoptera evolutionary relationships to date, and could have broad implications in the fields ...
US Court mulls whether DNA swabs violate privacy
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether taking DNA swabs during an arrest violates privacy, in what one justice said was the court's "most important criminal procedure case" in decades.
A different take on Tut: Egyptian archaeologist shares theory on pharaoh's lineage
In recent years, DNA analysis has shed light on the parents of Egypt's most famous pharaoh, the boy king Tutankhamun, known to the world as King Tut. Genetic investigation identified his father as Akhenaten ...
Aztec conquest altered genetics among early Mexico inhabitants, new DNA study shows
For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the ...
Sweet potato DNA indicates early Polynesians traveled to South America
What did our ancestors look like?
A new method of establishing hair and eye colour from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...
First cost-benefit analysis of DNA profiling vindicates 'CSI' fans
The first rigorous analysis of the crime-fighting power of DNA profiling finds substantial evidence of its effectiveness.
Virus caught in the act of infecting a cell (w/ video)
The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Scienc ...