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.
The collection of genetic biodata for the reunification of families must safeguard individuals’ agency, provide meaningful informed consent, and protect privacy.