Genealogist Builds a Family Tree Connecting 13 Million People

By using data culled from genealogy websites, computational biologist Yaniv Erlich has put together some of the largest family trees ever seen, including a single pedigree comprising 13 million individuals — some of whom date back 500 years. » 10/29/13 12:20pm 10/29/13 12:20pm

New DNA evidence could explain what happened to the Neanderthals

One of the great mysteries of early human evolution is what happened to extinct hominin groups like the Neanderthals and Denisovans. These were human groups who lived in Europe and Asia for hundreds of thousands of years before Homo sapiens started streaming out of Africa and taking over the world. Now, an… » 8/30/12 3:21pm 8/30/12 3:21pm