Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Ancient DNA Reveals How the Bronze Age Changed Europe

BarrowsGenes from 5,000 years ago show that the Europeans of that crucial historical era were predominantly light-skinned — and mostly lactose-intolerant.
The findings, based on a rough analysis of genetic material extracted from the teeth of 101 ancient humans, provide snapshots of how mass migrations changed Europe’s peoples during the Bronze Age, which lasted from around the year 3000 B.C. to 1000 B.C.

Policymakers Must Help Unleash the Potential of DNA Forensics

Blue Helix4Recent events have highlighted advancements made in recovering DNA from crime scenes to aid in criminal investigations. But while science and technology can drive DNA forensics forward, policy must pave the path ahead.