People seek out friends with common DNA
The most common gene shared by friends in the study was the “olfactory” gene, which is involved in a person’s sense of smell.
'The vast majority of our genome is junk': People use just 8.2 percent of their DNA
Slightly more than 1 percent of active human DNA codes for proteins that carry out most of the body’s biological functions.
New study links a genetic mutation to autism
A groundbreaking study links a subcategory of autism to a specific genetic mutation called CHD8.
Dog breed tests: Do they really work?
MNN’s science editor explores the mysterious world of dog DNA testing.
Sorry, that ‘Bigfoot DNA’ came from another animal
Scientists analyzed 36 hair samples from supposed Bigfoot sightings, and the only interesting results were from two probably extinct bears.
New sweet-smelling bat species identified
Analyzing DNA samples from museum specimens of yellow-shouldered bats enabled scientists to discover 3 new species.
New service creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two people’s DNA
Now you can see your baby before it’s conceived by virtually mixing the DNA of you and your partner.
Ancient humans had sex with mystery relatives
Ancient DNA research has revealed genetic links between modern humans and our extinct ancestors, including Neanderthals and the mysterious Denisovans.
Why the FDA told genetic testing company 23andMe to cease marketing
The company, partly funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, sells home DNA kits that allow people to be tested for health risks and trace their ancestry.