Scientists find gene linked to alcohol consumption
Scientists have identified a gene that appears to play a role in regulating how much alcohol people drink, in a study of over 47,000 people published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Researchers find bubonic plague fragments on NY subway
It is universally acknowledged that the New York subway is grubby. What may come as a shock is that it contains DNA fragments linked to anthrax and bubonic plague.
New analysis of DNA evidence contradicts claims of 'Yeti' brown/polar bear hybrid in Himalayas
Bowhead whales using the Northwest Passage
Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart
DNA study on mummies suggests climate instability drove ancient Peruvians to migrate
Who do you think you really are? The first fine-scale genetic map of the British Isles
Many people in the UK feel a strong sense of regional identity, and it now appears that there may be a scientific basis to this feeling, according to a landmark new study into the genetic makeup of the British ...
Polar bear evolution tracked climate change, new DNA study suggests
A whole-genome analysis suggests that polar bear numbers waxed and waned with climate change, and that the animals may have interbred with brown bears since becoming a distinct species millions of years ago.
2 more rare red foxes confirmed in Sierra Nevada
(AP) -- Federal wildlife biologists have confirmed sightings of two more Sierra Nevada red foxes that once were thought to be extinct.
Many meat-eating mammals lack sweet tooth, study finds
For all their sharp teeth, many meat-eating mammals lack a sweet tooth, a genetic analysis of a dozen species has shown.
DNA tests show Lonesome George may not have been last of his species
(Phys.org)—When the giant tortoise Lonesome George died this summer, conservationists from around the world mourned the extinction his species. However, a genetic analysis by Yale University researchers ...
Study indicates Neolithic people from Near East migrated to Europe via island hopping
Researchers reconstruct mitochondrial genome of Middle Pleistocene cave bear
Mystery hummingbird's species identified
A mystery that puzzled Chicago-area birders was solved when Field Museum scientists identified the unusual hummingbird living in an Oak Park, Ill., yard as a member of the rufous species rarely seen in the Midwest.