It seems that native Americans made it to Iceland long before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic the other way.
Scientists may have recently figured out why women tend to live longer than men. A new study set to be published this month in Scientific American says that males could be genetically more disposable than females.
Tibetans' adaptation to high altitude took place over less than 3,000 years, a new genetic analysis shows, in what was the fastest shift in human evolution yet discovered.
In what is being hailed as the greatest scientific breakthrough in a generation, researchers have created the first artificial living cell.
Humans and other mammals could regrow lost limbs, following the identification of a gene that appears to regulate regeneration.
Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva.