Ancient DNA

A new analysis reveals that some, but not all, Neanderthals were meat lovers.
Thanks to new research in the field of ancient DNA, we are now a step closer to understanding how ancient environments and cultural practices may have affected the health of people living in past societies.
So far, DNA sequences extracted from fossils are incomplete. But just as researchers have now sequenced a complete Neanderthal
What if you could trace your ancestry back to around 5,000 years ago? Researchers were able to do just that in a fascinating new DNA study, which found a direct genetic link between the ancient remains of Native Americans and their living relatives.
What was found? The research team discovered one of the living individuals carried this same "mitogenomic signature" as a
In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even
The findings, detailed today (April 23) in the journal Nature Communications, were drawn from several skeletons unearthed