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How genetic science helped expose a coronavirus outbreak in Iowa

Leer en español POSTVILLE, Iowa — It wasn’t until their colleagues began to disappear that workers at Agri Star Meat and Poultry realized there was a killer in their midst.…

ADHD study reveals unique genetic differences in African American patients — ScienceDaily

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European…

Sweeping DNA Survey Highlights Vikings’ Surprising Genetic Diversity | Smart News

The term “Viking” tends to conjure up images of fierce, blonde men who donned horned helmets and sailed the seas in longboats, earning a fearsome reputation through their violent conquests…

Algorithms uncover cancers’ hidden genetic losses and gains

Princeton computer scientists developed new methods that allow researchers to more accurately identify losses or duplications in chromosomes in cancerous tissue. Credit: Thomas Ried, NCI Center for Cancer Research, National…

Scientists raid DNA to explore Vikings’ genetic roots

In popular imagination, Vikings were robust, flaxen-haired Scandinavian warriors who plundered the coastlines of northern Europe in sleek wooden battleships. But despite ancient sagas that celebrate seafaring adventurers with complex…

Genetic sleuths flesh out the story of how coronavirus got its start in Washington

Detailed genetic analyses of the strains of virus that cause COVID-19 suggest that the outbreak took hold in Washington state in late January or early February, but went undetected for…