When a mutation arises in an egg or sperm cell, it could be evolutionarily important. But if a mutation occurs in somatic tissue instead, the...


Despite being covered by a massive, permanent ice sheet, Greenland has been continuously inhabited by humans for over a thousand years. Most modern Greenlanders are...


A genomic analysis of 28 dog breeds has traced the genetic history of the remarkable Fonni’s Dog, a herd guardian endemic to the Mediterranean island...


New Faculty Profiles showcase GSA members who are establishing their first independent labs. If you’d like to be considered for a profile, please complete this...


The Conversations in Genetics project, led by former GSA President Rochelle Easton Esposito, has a new in-depth interview of Mary-Claire King by Evan Eichler. As described in the...


GSA is proud to congratulate GENETICS author John Novembre, who was recently named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow or "MacArthur Genius."  Novembre is a computational biologist whose research...


As ancient humans spread across the globe from their evolutionary birthplace in Africa, they tended to lose a little genetic diversity at each step along...


Patients seeking certainty in genetic tests, such as tests for inherited susceptibility to cancer, often receive a perplexing result. Many people learn they carry a...


Like all biological populations, human groups can’t be neatly divided. Real populations are connected to each other, and their borders are blurred by migration and...


One of the major risk factors for autoimmune diseases is being born with two copies of the X chromosome. For example, women—who typically carry two...