DNA

Well at least you are part Neanderthal, reports Reuters: It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal. According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from…




It may be a brother, a sister, a father, a mother, or a co-worker. Whoever it may be, we understand. May the healing begin. After years of investigation, a group of European…





The Sydney Morning Herald on evolutionary scientists’ assertion that biological males as we know them are on the way out, due to the inherent flawed nature of the Y chromosome: The poorly…


An interesting question posed by Michael Specter in The New Yorker‘s new Science & Tech section: On April 12, 1955, Jonas Salk, who had recently invented the polio vaccine, appeared on the…




Another proposed “solution” to the mass shootings in America is sure to upset many camps; privacy advocates, mental health care advocates, and even those calling for the heads of the murderers. Soon…













Surprise, surprise: we don’t know everything about the human genome just yet. A five-year project called ENCODE, for “Encyclopedia of DNA Elements,” found that about 80 percent of the human genome is…