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DNA study links indigenous Brazilians to Polynesians

Indigenous people that lived in southeastern Brazil in the late 1800s shared some genetic sequences with Polynesians, an analysis of their remains …

What Are The Most Lactose Intolerant Places In The World? [Infographic]

Whether you can digest milk comfortably after childhood is a genetic fluke. For many people, the ability to produce lactase--the enzyme that allows the body to break down lactase, the sugar in milk--disappears after childhood, when we no longer need to survive on our mother's milk.<p>Lactase …

DNA reveals origin of Greece's ancient Minoan culture

<b>Europe's first advanced civilisation was local in origin and not imported from elsewhere, a study says.</b><p>Analysis of DNA from ancient remains on the Greek island of Crete suggests the Minoans were indigenous Europeans, shedding new light on a debate over the provenance of this ancient …

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Modern Europe's Genetic History Starts in Stone Age

Scientists create the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.<p><b>Europeans as a people are younger than we thought, a new study suggests.</b><p>DNA recovered from ancient skeletons reveals that the genetic makeup of modern Europe was established around 4,500 B.C. in the mid-Neolithic—or 6,500 years …

Artist Uses Found DNA Data to Generate Photo-realistic Portraits

Just as RAW photo files contain all the information you need to put together a photograph, DNA contains all the information needed for a human being. …