It was not so long ago that there was a widespread belief that babies were born blind and only gradually become able to see.
When I received my DNA results from 23andMe, I learned about our family history going back 800 years, in addition to information that gave my sister and me a better understanding of our relationship.
Genetic diversity is the variation in the characteristics inherited from the parent organisms in a population of a specific species. Genetic diversity can come about through a number of ways: mutations, sexual reproduction, migration, and population size.
Telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes. Telomerase is an enzyme that stops telomeres from shortening. Both may play a role in the aging process and in cancer development.
When I meet someone for the first time, I always notice their eyes. Here are some cool Facts about People with Green Eyes.
Despite contrary advice, marrying a first cousin can indeed result in a greater probability of birthing a child with genetic defects. The Amish avoid these close marriages, too.
The Y chromosome contains haplogroups which allow people to trace their family history, genes which control male development, and may actually be disappearing.
Dinosaurs Alive is an exhibit consisting of large, animatronic animals. This article contains photos of some of the models and facts about the real animals.
Gene drive seeks to insert or remove a chosen trait in the genome of an entire species. Future applications include eliminating malaria, the zika virus and other diseases.
According to genetics, it is extremely rare, but still possible, for a black person to have blue eyes. This article will cover the science behind black people with blue eyes, and will provide some well-known examples.
Researchers are embarking on studies that show a correlation between the color and pattern of the human eye iris and personality and intelligence. What do your eyes tell the world?
If you have red hair or blue eyes, then you're a mutant. There's nothing you can do about it except read this page to find out why nature selected you for mutantdom.
The discovery of a single tooth led to the belief in an ape-like creature had once roamed the plains of the New World.
Sickle cell disease is painful for sufferers and can sometimes be dangerous. Genome editing may one day correct the mutation that causes the disorder.
A genealogy timeline can help you organise your family history and open up new lines of enquiry. Learn how to create a genealogy timeline to uncover more of your family history.