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Dead man’s genome reconstructed using DNA from living relatives

Extensive detective work pays off.

“Yeti” samples are actually from bears

DNA analyses of nine “Yeti” samples of bone, hair, and faeces, originate from bears. But is it conclusive proof that the Yeti does not exist?

Patients in Pakistan donate DNA to European research but are unaware of the goals

Donors think their samples are used to treat their sick children.

DNA analyses reveal secrets about the Pacific oyster

Is oyster larvae drift across the Skagerrak the cause of wild oysters great increase? New DNA analyses provide insight into the origin of the first wild Norwegian sea oyster populations.

The twins from Tynset and the mystery disease

Everything seemed fine with the twins from Tynset — until they gradually lost their vision and the ability to walk. After 50 years, doctors and scientists have finally solved their medical mystery.

Can microRNA in food harm us? No, say scientists

Scientists express doubt over previous study that reported how genetic material from food can enter the blood stream and affect our health.

How to track down your ancestry with DNA

Many can follow their ancestry as far back as 2,000 years.

Global genetic diversity mapped by new study

New method couples genes and geography to produce the first global map of genetic diversity.

Scientists trace unknown ocean life from a can of water

Scientists have discovered a new method to map animal life in the deep ocean, using only DNA samples contained in a can of water.

DNA evidence is not always foolproof

DNA testing has become more and more precise, and tests can now be conducted on tiny bits of material from the crime scene. But DNA testing has its —mostly human—weaknesses.