1. Anthropology

    Highlights from the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting

    Iceman’s origins, DNA fingerprinting, microRNAs and cancer risk, and growth genes and obesity risk.

  2. Genetics

    Cloning-like method targets mitochondrial diseases

    Providing healthy ‘power plants’ in donor egg cells appears feasible in humans, a new study finds.

  3. Genetics

    Genetic mutations may explain a brain cancer’s tenacity

    DNA damage may transform adult cells in glioblastoma, making the malignancy harder to kill.

  4. Genetics

    Convenience shoulders tomato taste aside

    Decades of breeding for uniform color in unripe fruit may accidentally have reduced flavor.

  5. Genetics

    Poppies make more than opium

    A 10-gene cluster controls the flowers’ production of a valuable cough suppressant and antitumor compound.

  6. Anthropology

    Frozen mummy’s genetic blueprints unveiled

    DNA study reveals the 5,300-year-old Iceman had brown eyes, Lyme disease and links to modern-day Corsicans and Sardinians.

  7. Genetics

    Crosses make lab mice even more useful

    Scientists have bred new strains of lab animals with the goal of making it easier to tease out genetic components of complex diseases.

  8. Genetics

    Today’s information revolution illuminates diseases spread in the age of discovery

  9. Genetics

    Flexible DNA computer finds square roots

    Scientists design a digital circuit made of molecules that may be able to crunch a wider variety of complex math problems than previous versions.

  10. Genetics

    Some genes like it hot

    Some regional DNA differences may be due to climate, global surveys suggest.

  11. Agriculture

    A taste of the chocolate genome

    Competing teams have announced the impending completion of the cacao DNA sequence.

  12. Anthropology

    Genome of a chief

    Ancient DNA experts say they are analyzing a lock of Sitting Bull's hair.