Tagged With Genetics

From mammoth teeth, scientists just pulled DNA that's more than 1 million years old - the oldest DNA ever found


Identical twins don't always have identical genes, research shows — a new twist in the nature versus nurture debate


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely that it's in every state'



When the coronavirus runs rampant, mutations and new strains are more likely. That may be what happened in the UK.


Suspicions mount that the coronavirus was spreading in China and Europe as early as October, following a WHO investigation


Life-threatening COVID-19 cases may be linked to 5 key genes, a study found. It's a clue about how to treat the disease.



Millions of minks have been killed since June because they can pass the coronavirus to people. But fears of a mutated strain are overblown.


Scientists have discovered a new life-threatening disease that affects men, giving them fevers, blood clots, and inflammation


No, the coronavirus did not recently mutate to become more transmissible: 'People are still getting the same virus we saw in the spring'


No, the coronavirus isn't becoming more contagious or less deadly — it's already 'very successful at what it's doing,' a geneticist says


Is diabetes genetic? Both type 1 and type 2 are influenced by family history — here's how to know your risk


A mutated strain of the coronavirus has taken over the world. But there is not enough evidence to say it's more contagious.



Scientists found an even closer match between the new coronavirus and a virus in bats — more evidence that it jumped naturally, like other viruses


A mutated coronavirus strain seems responsible for most of the world's COVID-19 infections. That doesn't mean it's more dangerous than the original.


Is anxiety genetic? Anxiety disorders are caused by a combination of both genes and your environment


The coronavirus mutates more slowly than the flu — which means a vaccine will likely be effective long-term



Ancient humans interbred with a mysterious archaic population 700,000 years ago, a study found — it's the earliest known mating between different human species


The genetic code of the Wuhan coronavirus shows it's 80% similar to SARS. New research suggests a potential way to neutralise the virus.


23andMe just laid off 100 employees as the DNA-testing 'fad' ends


A Harvard geneticist is creating a dating app that matches users based on DNA, and people are worried it's eugenics