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Gene-edited cows could make meat more sustainable. But would people eat it?
Between health concerns and regulatory red tape, it's going to be a while before buyers see modified beef at the store.
Humans have partnered with sled dogs for 9,500 years
Huskies and malamutes have ancient cousins dating back to the Pleistocene, new research shows.
Lefties aren’t as weird as you might think
When and why did humans choose right handedness as the more popular trait? William Hopkins wants to know.
People who’ve had COVID-19 show promising disease-fighting cells in their blood
A robust immune response to the novel coronavirus is good news for our ability to develop a vaccine.
Why we evolved to feel empathy during pandemics and other disasters
Empathy is a complex trait that could massively benefit or harm individuals.
How do we get our eye color?
There’s a lot more to it than our parents’ DNA.
The answer to lactose intolerance might be in Mongolia
Mongolians’ DNA says they can’t digest milk, yet their diet relies on dairy. A researcher investigates why.
The ‘chew chew cult’ is a Victorian diet fad that should really, really never come back
And other weird things we learned this week.
A mysterious cluster of deaths amongst Amish children has finally been solved
After 15 years of tragedy, these families have some answers.
DNA tests can’t tell you your race
Many people turn to companies like 23andMe to learn about ancestry and ethnicity. But the genetic connection is far more complicated than the industry lets on.