Latest Human genetic variation Stories
Viruses have played a role in shaping human genetic variability, according to a study published February 19 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.
Human genomes from Southern African Bushmen and Bantu individuals have been sequenced by a team of scientists seeking a greater understanding of human genetic variation and its effect on human health.
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center say they are now convinced that rare genetic variants â€“ as opposed to more common ones â€“ lie at the heart of the genetic component of most common diseases.
Genes are being tested for roles in most conspicuous variations among dogs.
Researchers devise method to pinpoint key genetic variations under positive natural selection that may impact human health.
People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-wide study of African and African-American ancestry released today.
73 Southeast Asian and East Asian populations genetically mapped.
Genome Institute of Singapore researchers compiled map based on genome-wide variations of 6,000 samples.
Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have been routinely underestimating the age of many specimens by 200 to 600 percent.
Spend a little time people-watching at the beach and you're bound to notice differences in the amount, thickness and color of people's body hair.