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Ancient DNA Retells Story of Caribbean’s Original Islanders

The history of the Caribbean's original islanders comes into sharper focus in a new Nature study that combines decades of archaeological work with advancements...

American Scientists Edit Immune Cells of Cancer Patients

A team of scientists from the U.S. has succeeded in genetically editing the immune cells of cancer patients through CRISPR. The results of the...

Origin Story: Rewriting Human History Through Our DNA

For most of our evolutionary history — for most of the time anatomically modern humans have been on Earth — we’ve shared the planet...

Ancient DNA Tools Help Scientists Study Evolution From the Source

Archaeologists learn about the past by piecing together artifacts from material culture: The tools, artwork and architecture left behind that tell us how ancient...

Genome of Great White Shark Finally Decoded

The great white shark is one of the most majestic creatures on the planet and has been an apex predator in the waters for...

Why the Discoverer of DNA Is Being Shamed by the Scientific Community

James Watson, the Nobel Prize winning scientist who uncovered DNA’s double helix structure, has been stripped of honorary titles after suggesting that blacks are...

Scientists Discover ‘Junk’ DNA Not So Junk

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be "junk...

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