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People Conceived During Great Depression Age Faster, Research Claims

The Great Depression, which, according to American history led to the worst recession, allegedly shaped people's DNA before they were even born. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in November,...

DNA Shows Native Americans Have Origin in Western Eurasia

A recent DNA research on the bones of a boy who lived along the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia shows that one-third of his genome was that of Western Eurasians, prompting scientists to conclude that Native Americans share...

50,000 Year Old DNA Provides First-Ever Glimpse of Neanderthal Family

Fifty thousand year old DNA has provided the first-ever glimpse of a Neanderthal family. The remains located in a Siberian cave also revealed the fact that they traveled in small, family-oriented groups. Researchers were able to take new genetic analysis...

DNA from Skeletons Reveals First Inhabitants of England

Research on ancient DNA extracted from skeletons obtained from burial sites across the English country has revealed who the first inhabitants of England and their origins were. Published in Current Archaeology magazine, research has determined that the English largely descended...

New DNA Analysis Redirects the Cradle of Indo-Europeans, Sheds Light on Proto-Greeks

A new DNA analysis, published on Thursday, August 26th, on 777 ancient genomes from across the so-called Southern Arc, namely Southern Europe and West Asia, redirects the cradle of Indo-Europeans and sheds light on the Proto-Greek prehistoric past. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis As...

DNA from Ancient Skeleton Sheds Light on Previously Unknown Humans

DNA retrieved from the ancient skeleton of a teenage girl found in Sulawesi, Indonesia has shed light on a group of previously unknown humans, providing insight into our development as a species. Information regarding the discovery of the stone-age skeleton,...

Scientists Decode DNA of Greek Feta Cheese

According to the Academy of Athens, scientists have recently decoded the DNA of the famous Greek Feta cheese. Scientists from the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens studied a wide variety of feta cheese produced all across the nation...

DNA Study Finds Etruscans Originated From Steppes—Not Anatolia

The mystery of the origins of the Etruscan people—the center of an enigma that stretches back millennia—has recently been solved, due to the miracles of DNA testing. But in effect, the answer the scientists uncovered only prompts more questions...

Greeks Are Descendants of the Mycenaeans, DNA Study Confirms

DNA evidence suggests that living Greeks are indeed descendants of the ancient Mycenaeans, who ruled Greece from 1,600 BC to 1,200 BC.

Mosquito Helps Police Arrest Burglar

In China, two dead mosquitoes have helped police arrest a burglar after they bit and drank his blood which was then used in DNA testing to find him. On June 11th at around 1 pm, a thief broke into a...