| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits.
The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The dearth of women and certain minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields represents a huge problem within this country and is a crisis often repeated in the news today. These stories often provide the same problem and,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Scientists have mapped the effects of war, colonization, trade, migration and slavery on the genetic mixing of humans over the bulk of recorded history and created an online interactive atlas of humanity's genetic history.
In a paper published...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:59 PM
A 55-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years to life in prison for the deaths of a Glendale woman whose dismembered body was found in Mexico and another woman whose body has never been found.
Los Angeles County Superior Court...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Last week, newspapers reported on the latest wrinkle in one of my favorite recurring stories: the interbreeding between modern humans and the beetle-browed brutes known as Neanderthals.
The “introgression” of Neanderthal DNA into the genomes...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Fox Networks Group has set an unusual TV production venture with U.K.-based DNA Films that aims to develop TV programs for global marketplace.
Fox and DNA will partner in a shingle dubbed DNA TV Limited, which will focus on developing comedy, drama and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are telomeres, and how do they affect overall health?
ANSWER: Telomeres are part of the body's chromosomes. Located at the tip of each chromosome, telomeres function as a type of cap, protecting the DNA inside. Studies have shown...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A report released this week from the National Registry of Exonerations, a joint venture between two Midwestern law schools, hails 2013 as a "record-breaking" year for exonerations — though the term is used loosely. Overturned convictions may have...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The skeleton of the medieval monarch King Richard III will bear just one final indignity before it is laid, once again, to rest.
Researchers at the University of Leicester in England plan to sequence the deceased ruler's entire genome by collecting some...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care.
But as a handful of California companies market...