Genome sequencing technologies have transformed biological research in many ways, but have had a much smaller effect on the treatment of common diseases.
No one knows exactly how AI-based DNA analysis software works, so it can't be scrutinised in court.
New research has pinpointed the genetic boost behind one of the biggest transformations of life on Earth.
DNA testing kits will be a popular gift this holiday season. Before mailing off your saliva, it’s important to understand what these kits can and cannot tell us.
Understanding why the great auk went extinct could help protect species still living today.
One year after the first CRISPR babies were announced, changes in policies and regulations have meant that there have been no new CRISPR announcements since.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
Through science, art and technology, we are able to reconstruct the faces of the dead based on their remains. The researcher who did this work for descendants in Sutherland explains the process.
An animal's poop may seem like something to avoid, but it's full of information about the creature that left it there.
A US judge has allowed police access to the major DNA database without users' consent (including Australian users). It's a timely reminder that we urgently need genetic privacy legislation.
What ancient crop genomes can tell us about our history.
Male lions are responsible for the movement of genes between prides. New research confirmed that the genes are traveling long distances – even though no one has been spotting the lions on the journey.
Scientists are left with two conclusions. Either Nessie is an eel, or she never existed at all.
Current plans for lunar exploration may end up destroying ancient, genetic samples from Earth that have ended up on the moon.
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa's slavery heritage to view.
What happens during a forensic medical examination? And if you've been sexually assaulted, what can you expect?
CRISPR technology could have momentous effects if it's used to edit genes that will be inherited by future generations. Researchers and ethicists continue to weigh appropriate guidelines.
While forensic scientists mostly use fingerprints, dental records and DNA to identify human remains, they have many other techniques in their forensic toolkit. How many have you heard of?
Changes in our environment can reveal previously hidden mutations in our DNA with potentially good and bad consequences.
New research outlines how the ancestors of modern humans interbred with several archaic human groups on the passage from Africa to Australia.