When it comes to our DNA, it's well known that we inherit it from our parents, and they inherit it from their parents, and so on and so forth. But now new research suggests that humans may have genes that are not passed down from our ancestors.
If you are an Asian man, then there's a good chance that you could be a descendant of Genghis Chan, according to a new genetic study.
It turns out good things do come in small packages, as shown by the tiny carnivorous bladderwort plant, which boasts an incredible amount of DNA in a remarkably short genome.
As if you weren't already skeeved out by NYC's subways, now new research shows that they are infested with traces of the Bubonic plague, or the Black Death that ravaged 14th-century Europe and killed millions.
A unique DNA clock identified by researchers can help determine your lifespan, a new study says.
The giant kangaroo, a species that once roamed the Australian outback over 40,000 years ago, has long been extinct, but thanks to scientists that extracted its DNA for the first time we are learning more about this marsupial megafauna.
Despite popular belief, humans did not entirely hunt giant lemurs living on Madagascar into extinction thousands of years ago. Ancient DNA has revealed that their small population size is partly to blame, shedding light on what factors put today's modern lemurs at risk, a new study says.
Researchers have developed a new way to analyze DNA found in ancient parchments, allowing them to learn more about the domesticated plants and animals they were made from.
After 529 years of searching, scientists can finally say they've found the body of King Richard III; however, his DNA offered up a surprise, suggesting that infidelity occurred somewhere in his family tree.
It turns out that DNA can survive the fiery entry into Earth's atmosphere, according to a new study, able to stay intact and still pass on genetic information.
The first ever DNA-based electrical circuit may soon be more than just an intangible idea, as new breakthrough research in DNA molecules has the potential to make this dream a reality.
Scientists have recently identified a molecular "Superman" of sorts, which rescues DNA from catastrophic collisions that can lead to various diseases, including cancer.
Researchers analyzing human, fly and worm genomes have found that they are more similar than you would think, according to a new study.
A new study claims that only about eight percent of a person's DNA actually has some sort of function that impacts human life. The rest, they claim, is pretty-much just "junk" left over from millions of years of evolution.