Genome research suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.
Dogs’ ancestors in the Americas almost totally disappeared hundreds of years ago, but left future generations a cancerous tumour that is still found in their canine descendants today, researchers say.
It doesn’t just seem like the world is experiencing more viral infections than before – it’s a reality. And the way humans live today helps viruses thrive.
The “Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study” is looking to recruit 50,000 baby-mother sets by 2020. Since 2012, 1.6 million samples have been collected for the project and the some of the first findings have been published.
A report has highlighted the potential misuses of synthetic biology for biological warfare with recommendations of how we might prepare for and prevent biological attacks.
Travel allows us to see the world – and bring foreign diseases home. Here’s why spreading disease is easier than ever.
Starting about 7,000 years ago, and extending over the next two millennia, recent studies suggest, the genetic diversity of men—specifically, the diversity of their Y chromosomes—collapsed.
A new analysis of DNA sequences suggests the Native American founding population that migrated from Siberia consisted of approximately 250 people.
While some people are warning about artificial intelligence leading to killer robots, researchers are showing the positive impact of A.I. in its potential to overcome disease.
For the first time, scientists have revealed the essential genes for the most deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. They have created new genomic techniques to analyse every gene in the parasite and determine which ones are indispensable.
Two studies focusing on ancient DNA have uncovered new information about early human settlement of the Pacific.