Belgian ex-king Albert concedes woman born from affair is his daughter

The development is a major breakthrough in the decades-old royal paternity scandal.

Ancient ‘chewing gum’ reveals genetic code of woman born almost 6,000 years ago

Scientists extracted an entire human genome from a 5,700-year-old piece of chewed birch pitch.

New DNA test for Down's syndrome is 'transformational'

Medics have developed a new method to detect chromosome disorders which is being hailed as groundbreaking for expectant mothers.