The DNA gleaned from two ancient Siberian skeletons is related to that of modern-day Native Americans and western Eurasians, new research suggests.
The genetic material from the ancient Siberians provides additional evidence that the ancestors of Native Americans made the arduous trek from Siberia across the Bering Strait into the Americas.
Some Halloween fans take costuming to a whole other level. The wig will be just right, the make-up impeccable, the voice adjusted, and the costume scarily realistic. But even for these semi-pros, something is always missing. For all the external adornments, they will never really become the character without the real monster stuff; without the monster mojo inside; without monster DNA.
No next-of-kin was around to claim the frozen 5,300-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman when it was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, but researchers now report that there are at least 19 genetic relatives of Ötzi living in Austria’s Tyrol region.
“These men and the ‘Iceman’ had the same ancestors,” Walther Parson, a researcher at the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Innsbruck, told the Austrian Press Agency last week.
A YEAR after the British dug up one of their most notorious kings from a Leicester car park, DNA tests have revealed that the supposed remains of an infamous French monarch are not the real deal.
A new genetics study has challenged previous theories about the maternal ancestry of Ashkenazi Jews.
The study suggests that most female ancestors came from southern and western Europe, not the Middle East as some authors assume.
More than 100 people, including many Holocaust survivors, contributed samples for the genetic database of the DNA Shoah Project Sept. 29 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood.
ANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Aracely Garrido returned to her native Guatemala last month to bury one of 13 family members who disappeared during the country’s decades-long civil war and was identified years later through DNA from surviving relatives.
New genetic research led by the Genographic Project team shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago.
MARIANNA, Fla. – Teams of searchers recovered human bones from the sands of Florida Panhandle woodlands on Saturday in a “boot hill” graveyard where juveniles who disappeared from a notorious reform school more than a half-century ago are believed to have been secretly buried.
(by Kate Carlisle) Florence, August 7 – Scientists will use DNA testing to find out whether the remains of a woman exhumed in an archeological dig in a central Florence convent a year ago belonged to the beguiling model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa portrait.