The koala genome, published today, gives us new and valuable information to aid conservation of this marsupial. It identifies special genes that evolved to adapt the koala to its unique lifestyle.
By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
A new study of ancient Botai horses turns our knowledge about wild and domestic horses on its head.
The first British people were black – and other interesting findings made possible by genomic sequencing.
"Precision medicine" is allowing us to analyse a person's genetic makeup and target treatments based on their specific needs.
Ochre is more than just paint - it tells stories of culture and trade in Indigenous Australians. Using museum artefacts plus science can track ochre sources and untangle a lost history.
Comparing genomes of more than 200,000 people, researchers identified genetic variants that are less common in older people, suggesting natural selection continues to weed out disadvantageous traits.
New genetic technologies are letting us look at flu evolution right where it starts: within individual people, while they're sick.