Abundant but mysterious molecules called long noncoding RNAs have long puzzled scientists, but some now think they could be influencing the shape of chromatin.
Analyses of DNA of Latinos in South Florida traced their African, European, and South American ancestries.
Scientists have now confirmed a long-held suspicion: Penguins prefer to swim because being both a diver and a flyer is costly and inefficient. And researchers have determined that French King Louis XVI carried genetic risk factors for diabetes, obesity, and bipolar disorder.
Analyses of three fossil samples using a powerful new method paint a complex picture of mingling among different ancient human groups.
Scientists are beginning to unravel why we love some types of food and hate others. It's a vastly more complex topic than they once thought.
Researchers publish technique that could shave up to 4 weeks off vaccine production time, which during a pandemic could save tens of thousands of lives.
When settlers in the Jamestown, Virginia, colony ran out of food in the winter of 1609, some contemporary records suggest they resorted to eating each other. Now, scientists have found the first physical evidence that they did. And rumors surrounding a bizarre 6-inch-long skeleton have been put to rest with scientists confirming that the specimen is human.
Low-frequency alleles with large phenotypic effects may guide the development of therapeutics and treatments.