Direct-to-consumer genetic tests offer tantalizing yet speculative promises to connect us with our distant past and live a healthier life, but there are a host of bioethical issues.
In the past three decades, advances in methods from excavation to analysis have painted a captivating fresh portrait of Neanderthals, our closest relatives. Here are 10 things we’ve learned.
Beliefs about which bodies can and cannot develop certain diseases risk rebiologizing race in genomic research and care.
How the conceptual heritage of the new and old world pervades today’s racial economy of genetics.
Around 50,000 years ago, Neanderthals contributed their DNA to modern humans. But the genes also flowed the other way, hundreds of thousands of years before.
Selective breeding for milk and muscle has corroded cattle health and genetic diversity. Heritage breed farmers are pushing back.
In Anthropology News 62.3, the “Care” issue, we will tell stories that reveal the ways we provide and receive care in its many forms. How do individuals and communities care for one another in order to protect, survive, exclude, resist, or thrive?
The shuttering of the global economy and the devastating health ramifications of COVID-19 have left undocumented immigrant women in the United States struggling to provide emotional and economic care across borders.
New approaches to the dental remains of early hominins and the diets of living primates are changing our understanding of what our ancestors ate and why.
Maggi instant noodles are a treasured favorite among India’s young people. Their banning in 2015 conjured youthful memories of rebellion and revealed the uncertainties of our global food systems.