New research is pinpointing how much genes influence the stability of educational achievement.
DNA knot as seen under the electron microscope.
Mathematical models can describe the many shapes of DNA, as well as cellular processes like DNA replication.
One of the four newly discovered titi monkeys from Southern Amazon, Brazil.
Diogo Afonso Silva
How can there be boom in new species discoveries while others are dying out at unprecedented rates?
Like the day’s newspaper, the brain has a temporary way to keep track of events.
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.
A healthy weight means a healthy heart.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
Water sampling for eDNA analysis.
Photograph credit: Katrina West.
DNA sequencing means a scientist can take a bucket of seawater and ID every fish in the area. Now we need a universal 'biobank' of samples to make a truly powerful environment monitoring tool.
New research could allow us greater control over what happens to genetically modified organisms once they're in the wild.
Photo by Kat J on Unsplash
Separating children from their parents is not just a psychological stress, it's a DNA stress. Scientific research shows that early life stress may have irreversible effects on how DNA works in the cells of the body.
Lifting fingermarks from a crime scene often destroys the DNA they can contain.
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Car parks seem to be intersecting with English history quite a bit lately.
Resurrecting dinosaurs might not be so easy.
Jurassic Park's dinosaur DNA premise is not so simple in real life
Genetics is influencing more and more of our decisions, but we can't make the right choices if we don't understand it.
Reading over the consent form.
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.
Users may want to know more than what’s in a basic report from a genetic testing company.
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.
Sunset looking across Port Warrender to the Mitchell Plateau on the Kimberley coast. It is in Wunambal Gaambera country.
Mark Jones Films (with permission)
The first people to make it to Australia could have navigated their way by sea crossing, reaching the north-west coastline of the island continent more than 50,000 years ago.
It all begins with spitting in a tube like this one.
Scott Beale/Laughing Squid
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.
Imagine using synthetic DNA as a sensor recording device.
One way to make sensors small is to make them out of something that's incredibly small in the first place, such as DNA.
Most of our genes descend directly from the last common ancestor of animals.
The science of DNA facial reconstruction is advancing rapidly.
Composite from Parabon and PNAS
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?
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world.
Julio C. Valencia, NCI Center for Cancer Research
Synthetic biology allows us to engineer biological cells. This could help us tackle cancer in remarkable ways.