Genetic mutations that made ancient people shorter and more prone to osteoarthritis may have also helped them endure an ice age, the New York Times reports.

"There are many cases like this where evolution is a trade-off," study author and Stanford University researcher David Kingsley tells the Times.

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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.

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