New genetic knowledge about cane toads could give us the knowledge we need to throw some more roadblocks in front of this persistent invader as it marches across Australia.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
It has recently been suggested that humans could live to 150 by 2020 simply by taking a certain supplement.
Losing your parents or growing up in poverty can add years to your biological age.
Synthetic biology is highly promising – but if we don't get the regulation and engagement right, we risk alienating members of the public, and may even close doors for potentially fruitful research.
There is a need for genetic services in low and middle-income countries.
Genetic data has helped scientists develop new estimates for the origin and evolution of life on Earth.
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
The results of genetic ancestry tests are grossly over-simplified. A new study shows the tests reinforce what you want to believe rather than offering objective, scientific proof of who you are.
Certain autoimmune disorders are linked to psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia. But some appear to be protective.
Our genes are important when it comes to aptitude for sleeping soundly.
Genetics is influencing more and more of our decisions, but we can't make the right choices if we don't understand it.
David Suzuki may be best known as an environmental activist and the face of CBC's 'The Nature of Things,' but he's also a globally recognized scientist.
Data and privacy issues are tangled up in the DNA reports consumers get from big genetic testing companies – and the third-party sites they turn to in order to glean more from their raw DNA.
More people are sending off saliva samples to find out about their genetic roots. But the raw DNA results go way beyond genealogical data – and could deliver unintended consequences.
Men who take risks are more likely to eat in response to unpleasant emotions.
Folic acid in pregnancy – and the gene which explains why the benefits may differ.
Our ability to reconstruct physical features from DNA is advancing, but can we ensure the privacy of "anonymised" genetic data if we can predict the face of its owner?
We're at the point in DNA technology where individuals who – having parted with $99 and a small vial of saliva – may suddenly find themselves in a criminal investigation.