We now have the capacity to quickly and cheaply sequence an individual's genome and scour it for disease-causing genes. But how much, and what type, of information does a parent-to-be want to know?
You should be aware of the amount of genetic information you might disclose in a research study – and what the benefits and risks will be.
Most of our genes descend directly from the last common ancestor of animals.
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.
When you send off a cheek swab to one of the private genome companies, you may sacrifice not just your own privacy but that of your family and your ancestors.
In 2003 the Human Genome Project "cracked the code of life", yet parts of our DNA remained unidentified. A new study fills out our genetic blueprint by using a nanotechnology-based technique.
Humans, and indeed pet dogs, are more than just products of genes – even before the moment of conception, environments play a vital role in shaping us.
A new study of ancient Botai horses turns our knowledge about wild and domestic horses on its head.
Do you own your own genetic data? The future of genomic databases is almost here, and now is the time to figure out how we are going to allow this information to be used.
If you could take a test that would reveal the diseases you and your family might be more likely to get, would you want to do it?
I try to learn who are the ancestors of Indonesian people through genetics. The genetics of Indonesian people are a mix between different groups of humans.
From the man who gave away his genome under open consent, to the 'Mathematikado', this episode of the podcast features highlights from the British Science Festival in Brighton.
Most people will be much better off putting the money spent on a genetic test towards a gym membership, or a pair of trainers.
We may be heading for a future where it will be considered immoral to have a child with a partner who isn't 'genetically compatible'.
William Isdale speaks with University of Queensland Professor Peter Koopman about CRISPR technology.
New genetic technologies are letting us look at flu evolution right where it starts: within individual people, while they're sick.
Professor Samir Brahmachari's innovative Open Source Drug Development allows thousands of researchers to work together to discover novel therapies for under-studied diseases.
A new research paper reports dangerous side effects in CRISPR-edited mice. Some scientists are pushing back, placing blame for the unwanted mutations on the experiment, not the technique.
The advent of genetic technologies has been reducing the time and cost attached to diagnosing rare genetic diseases.
Researchers are starting to harness the potential of this much-hyped gene editing technique – with coming applications in medicine, biology and agriculture.