Every human carries an instruction booklet with a very special code, called DNA. Our eyes cannot read the code, but our bodies can. The code tells our body what to do and how to look.
The US went crazy for Seabiscuit when he won his famous 1938 match race against War Admiral. Now researchers are investigating the thoroughbred's DNA to see what made him such an unlikely success.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Spoiler alert: kilojoules affect weight gain more than your genes or gut bugs.
Zebrafish are known for their black and gold stripes, but researchers are still figuring out how pigment cells interact to form these patterns.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
Symptoms for Huntington's disease typically only start to be experienced in mid-adulthood.
DNA evidence tracks the ancient history of the Jewish people.
New research is pinpointing how much genes influence the stability of educational achievement.
New mouse study suggests that a heavy meal may be a better test than the glucose tolerance test.
How do brains convert experiences into memories? New research explores the chain of events by focusing on what genes shift into gear when neurons are firing.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
A philosopher's take on the ethics of products that allow parents to lighten the skin colour of their unborn baby.
The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide.
New research could allow us greater control over what happens to genetically modified organisms once they're in the wild.
Genetics is influencing more and more of our decisions, but we can't make the right choices if we don't understand it.
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.
Most of our genes descend directly from the last common ancestor of animals.
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.