Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Humans are still evolving: Huge DNA study tracks how the British have changed since the Romans were in charge

DNA RomeWhile we may not be sprouting wings, gills or an extra pair of legs any time soon, a new study has shown that human evolution is continuing to grind away.
New genetic analysis has revealed the traces of human evolution in action, showing how the British population has subtly changed since Roman rule, 2,000 years ago.

NIST forensic scientist helps Vietnamese counterparts identify wartime remains

DNA seqIn a Hanoi, Vietnam, hotel conference room, Mike Coble led a group of scientists through a series of calculations. Coble’s presentation was heavy on the statistics, and this created a lot of work for the translators. It took two of them, working tag-team, to keep up.

Database launched to gather, study DNA from Midwestern twins

twin dnaResearchers who study how genes and the environment influence people’s health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases specific to the region