DNA

DNA

Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to map the genome of 1.5 million plants, animals, and fungi.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.18
VAMPIRES

Archeologists Discover ‘Vampire’ Child Who Died 1,500 Years Ago

The body of a 10-year-old child who died in the 5th century had a rock inserted into its mouth to prevent undead attacks.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.18
wildlife crime

DNA Forensics Is Helping Authorities to Catch Elephant Ivory Cartels

Scientists have created a novel DNA mapping tool that has exposed the secretive web of ivory trafficking in Africa.
Sarah Emerson
9.19.18
ancient DNA

A Hybrid of Humanity's Closest Relatives Has Been Identified From 50,000-Year-Old Bone

While we know early humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans interbred, this specimen is a unique first-generation Neanderthal-Denisovan offspring.
Becky Ferreira
8.22.18
lost dogs

The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs

When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
alien encounter

Our DNA Might Be the Most Valuable Thing in a Trade Deal With Aliens

Or, how to avoid a “Mars Attacks”-style bloodbath when we eventually encounter extraterrestrials.
Mirjam Guesgen
6.13.18
Opinion

Don't Give Your DNA to Giant Genetic Databases

The Golden State Killer case shows that we should protect our DNA sequences as much as possible.
Jason Koebler
5.2.18
Bitcoin Mystery

A Piece of DNA Contained the Key to 1 Bitcoin and This Guy Cracked the Code

Just five days before a three-year old Bitcoin puzzle was set to expire, a PhD student cracked the code.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.24.18
nanotechnology

Scientists Recreated ‘Mona Lisa’ on the World’s Largest DNA Structure

It's a tiny portrait, but huge for nanotechnology.
Samantha Cole
12.6.17
cryptozoology

'Yeti Bones' Were Actually Just Bears, DNA Analysis Shows

It's the most rigorous analysis to date of Yeti samples, the researchers say.
Kate Lunau
11.29.17
Weed

The Latest Effort to Map the Weed Genome Will Focus on Pot That Doesn’t Get You High

Scientists at the University of California Davis have launched a new project studying the hemp DNA sequence.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.29.17
DNA/IDK

Scientists Used CRISPR to Edit a Gene That Causes Miscarriages

The gene editing technology could eventually herald the next frontier in fertility treatment.
Mallory Locklear
10.2.17