World / Science & Health Oct 29, 2019

Modern humanity's 'ancestral homeland' found in Botswana

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday, in what appeared to be the most precise location of mankind's "ancestral homeland" yet discovered. While it has long been known that anatomically modern humans — Homo sapiens — originated ...

Philistine DNA suggests European roots, researchers say

World / Science & Health Jul 4, 2019

Philistine DNA suggests European roots, researchers say

Ancient bones excavated in Israel and analyzed in Germany may have cracked the puzzle of the Philistines' provenance and provided for the first time evidence of the biblical people's European origins, researchers say. The findings related to the Old Testament nemesis of the ancient Israelites ...

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Business Jul 18, 2018

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases. The market for consumer genetic tests is poised to reach ¥6.6 billion ($58 million) in sales by 2022, up from ¥4.3 billion last ...