Icelanders can now visit a website to learn whether or not they carry a genetic mutation which drastically increases their risk of cancer.
Icelandic researchers have reconstructed the genome of Hans Jónatan, considered to be the first man of African descent to have settled in Iceland.
The low number of children born with Down syndrome in Iceland has caused a stir after CBS‘s report on the matter aired earlier this week.
Samtökin 78, the National Queer Association in Iceland, has rejected a request from deCODE genetics for cooperation on a genetic study on sexual orientation.
The great auk, pinguinus impennis, a flightless bird that went extinct in the mid-19th century, may be coming back to the future.
A new study reveals that the genetic mutation for an ambling gait, found the Icelandic horse, first appeared in horses in Medieval England and was subsequently spread around by Viking traders.