DNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West Africa
DNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West Africa
Genetic material from old artifacts can link people to their ancestral communities and potentially help descendants find their roots.
DNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West Africa
DNA from 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Enslaved Woman to West Africa

Genetic material from old artifacts can link people to their ancestral communities and potentially help descendants find their roots.

Genetic material from old artifacts can link people to their ancestral communities and potentially help descendants find their roots.

methodology, genetics & genomics
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Emma Yasinski | Mar 18, 2019
Viruses that infect plants and occasionally insects appear to cause infection with a divide-and-conquer strategy, multiplying separate segments of genetic material in different host cells.
Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Shawna Williams | Mar 14, 2019
Such differences may help explain accidental pregnancies among women on the pill, researchers say.
Scientists Push for a Moratorium on Human Germline Editing
Scientists Push for a Moratorium on Human Germline Editing
Ashley Yeager | Mar 13, 2019
After the reported birth of CRISPRed babies in China, experts want to take time to consider the scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical consequences of editing heritable human DNA.
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
A Minnesota-based company reports the sale of a soybean oil engineered to have greater stability and no trans-fat.
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2019
The fast-growing fish can now be raised and sold in the US, although it’s likely to be some time before the product hits the market.
Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2019
Neurons can only efficiently fix genetic injuries when the animals are asleep.
Kári Stefánsson Speaks
Kári Stefánsson Speaks
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2019
See the deCODE Genetics founder discuss the genetic basis of human diversity.
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Classic Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance Is Rare, Not the Rule
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2019
A study suggests that the direct transfer of DNA methylation marks from one generation to the next is much less common than scientists previously thought.
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2019
A study underscores the importance of Dna2 in maintaining the integrity of the genetic code.