23andMe customers are now able to have their SNPs scanned for traces of their ancient relatives through the firm's Neanderthal Ancestry Estimator. While most people don't yet have their whole genomes sequenced, thousands have had their genes scanned by direct-to-consumer companies like the Mountain View, Calif.-based 23andMe.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.