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NEW YORK | Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

NEW YORK — About 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they’ve never made their own genetic information available, a study estimates. And that number will grow as more and more people upload their DNA profiles to websites that use genetic … Continue reading NEW YORK | Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

LOS ANGELES | Study: Women make TV directing job gains, minorities lag

LOS ANGELES— A study says more women are being hired to direct TV series episodes, but progress for minority directors is lagging. The Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday says women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season. That’s an increase of 4 percent from the previous season. African-Americans … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Study: Women make TV directing job gains, minorities lag

BERLIN | Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind’s cousins

BERLIN  — Scientists say they’ve found the remains of a prehistoric female whose mother was a Neanderthal and whose father belonged to another extinct group of human relatives known as Denisovans. The 90,000-year-old bone fragment found in southern Siberia marks the first time a direct offspring of these two groups has been discovered, according to … Continue reading BERLIN | Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind’s cousins