The Vikings were a people feared by many for their raids, piracy, and violence. However, new DNA evidence shows that not all Vikings came from Scandinavia as previously thought. Geneticists discover how widespread the Vikings had been all over Europe.
Biologists from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area discovered cougars with physical distortions due to low genetic diversity in the region. Conservationalists and organizations have started a campaign to protect the wildlife species.
Tuataras are some of the oldest living species that have existed since the time of the dinosaurs. Researchers from New Zealand and Australia were surprised to discover just how complex the tuatara genome is and its rightful place in the tree of life.
Experts are baffled how an island in Italy, one of the countries with record-high coronavirus cases, could have been spared from the deadly virus. Could genes have something to do with this mystery or was it pure luck?
A meta-analysis of genetic data on 435,000 Europeans revealed 19 new independent genetic risk factors and confirmed 10 risk factors from previous research on problematic alcohol use that was shared by alcoholic people.