Sex with Neanderthals gave humans the strength we needed to conquer the…

It's only relatively recently that the scientific community has begun to accept that early humans interbred with our Neanderthal cousins. Now it looks as if it was not only possible, it was essential for providing us with immunity from strange diseases. » 6/16/11 11:35am 6/16/11 11:35am

Human mutation is much more unusual than we ever suspected

For the first time ever, we can track the number of genetic mutations in each generation of a human family. Humans are mutating at a downright glacial pace, with a shockingly tiny number of mutations passed on in each generation. » 6/13/11 11:34am 6/13/11 11:34am

There's Less Us To Us Than You Think

One of the problems with decoding the human genome was discovering how little of the human genome was actually... well, human. Are we really made up by mostly virus DNA? » 1/30/10 11:00am 1/30/10 11:00am

10 Amusing Things to Do with Your Genome

Click to view » 9/21/08 2:00pm 9/21/08 2:00pmWith new — and that's Single-Molecule Real-Time, not cutespeak for "smart" — it might soon be possible to get the complete details of your own genome for the price of an iPod. At long last, you'll be able to prove to the world that you truly are a beautiful and unique snowflake. That, however, is only…