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Greek “Jane Doe” Victim in Mississippi Cold Case

A Greek "Jane Doe" was most likely killed in a murder that occurred in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1980. Fully ethnically Greek, she must have relatives in North America and Greece; discovering the victim's true identity is the quest of...

Scientists Create Eco-friendly Plastic from Salmon Sperm

Chinese scientists announced on Wednesday that they have created a biodegradable form of plastic using salmon sperm. The team isolated two strands of DNA from the fishes' sperm and synthesized it with a chemical found in vegetable oil that was...

DNA Shows Native Americans Have Origin in Western Eurasia

New 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 say that Native Americans share much...

DNA Samples Collected Throughout Nation to Help Greek Adoptees

Greece has a troubled past regarding its many children who were sent abroad supposedly as orphaned Greek adoptees during the dark days of civil war and the difficult decades afterward. Many were not orphans at all but were taken...

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 now been solved, due to the miracles of DNA testing. But in effect, the answer the scientists uncovered...

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,...

Body Discovered in the UK Identified as Greek Man Stathis Anthis

The body of a 33-year-old Greek man, Efstathios (Stathis) Anthis, was identified off the coast of the UK on Tuesday. 

DNA of Greek Robber Linked to Nov. 17 Terrorist Safehouse

DNA belonging to a man arrested in northern Greece recently for breaking into ATM banking machines was found in evidence collected from a house where convicted November 17 terrorist Christodoulos Xiros was hiding for a year, police said on...

Team of Greek Scientists Discover Greater Number of Gene Variants on Height

Researchers have pinpointed 83 genetic variants that could affect the height of a person and their findings have been published in "Nature" magazine. Part of the research team included five Greeks from Genetics Professor Panos Deloukas of Queen Mary University...

2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Discovered During Second Phase Underwater Excavation of Antikythera Shipwreck

The second phase of the 2016 underwater excavation of the 1st century B.C. Antikythera shipwreck took place from August 28 to September 14 and has revealed more treasures and items of interest for archaeologists. This excavation has found a 2,000-year-old depth...