Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have been working to alter the genome of patients who suffer from the deadly genetic disorder Hunter syndrome.
The last surviving male died in March this year.
This genetic variant may help explain different health disparities between those of African and European decent.
But brutal rulers like Genghis Khan could also be to blame.
"It's like a paternity test, not between father and son but among peoples."
If the Arctic permafrost melts, greenhouse gasses equivalent to burning all of the world's forests two-and-a-half times over could be released.
There may be a biological association between father's age and offspring's lifespan.
Neanderthals aren't the only ancient people that have left traces in our modern DNA.
A genetic technique could uncover potential new treatments for diseases by studying the animal kingdom.
Up to 90 percent of the people responsible for Stonehenge disappeared.
The flying mammals can survive on a meal that almost no other mammal can.
But more information is not always better, according to a geneticist.
“We’ve never seen anything this powerful,” researchers said.
A child’s genes, combined with their environment, will shape who they are. But parenting is part of that environment.
Why do we have seemingly extra amino acids in our genetic code? Quantum chemistry borrowed from space to find the answer.
More than 7,000 genomes were analyzed.