But the hybrid girl raises more questions than she answers.
It's time to think about who has your data.
Giving archaeologists something to chew on
Believing it blindly could put the wrong people in jail
It's all about the methyls
When you have 26 children, your DNA will probably still be walking around 200 years later
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
DNA evidence suggests at least one of two identical twins is guilty of rape in France. Is the science of DNA testing far enough along to help prosecutors nab the culprit?
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
The author subjects himself to genetic tests, scans and other high-tech diagnostics to report on how the trend toward "personalized medicine" will affect us
Richard Stroud is the nation's chief medical examiner for wildlife, and he's getting a state-of-the-art lab. Poachers beware.
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
Geographic profiling pioneer Kim Rossmo has been likened to Sherlock Holmes; his Watson in the hunt for serial killers is a digital sidekick -- an algorithm he calls Rigel.
There may be a lot more biological diversity on Earth than meets the eye.