Two unrelated individuals who look almost exactly the same may have more in common with one another than previously thought.
As technology improves, we could soon face the prospect of the theft and analysis of our DNA.
The feat has finally been achieved 19 years after the Human Genome Project sequenced 92% of it.
Forget Tinkerbell - the fairies of folklore in centuries past were nothing like those in today's stories.
Genetic ancestry tests are very popular these days - but just how accurate and meaningful are the results ?
A 19-year-old man from Arizona recently came up with a completely ridiculous plan to get the day off work.
Scientists have extracted DNA from the teeth of mammoths that roamed the Earth 1.2 million years ago.
A genetic science company in Australia has developed a way to detect the presence of thylacines out in the wild.
Scientists have analyzed genetic material from a tooth of an ancient human ancestor that lived 800,000 years ago.
Palaeontologists report that they have retrieved DNA from dinosaur fossils dating back to the Cretaceous.
By 'resurrecting' the DNA of extinct mammoths, scientists have learned what may have contributed to their demise.
Government officials have warned that companies may 'exploit genetic materials for questionable purposes'.
A new method for determining lifespans from DNA has offered up a perplexing figure for our 'natural' lifespan.
Combining tardigrade DNA with our own could one day improve our ability to survive for long periods in space.
A recent effort to trawl Loch Ness for potential 'monster' DNA has reportedly yielded some interesting results.
The ancient gum-chewing inhabitants of Sweden left behind Scandinavia's oldest known human DNA.
The live, lab-made microbe, which has a fully synthetic DNA code, is the first of its kind ever created.
A lock of hair thought to belong to Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci is set to undergo DNA testing.
Jo Cameron didn't realize that her insensitivity to pain was anything unusual until she was 60 years old.
Japanese scientists have achieved a 'significant step' towards the de-extinction of the woolly mammoth.