The 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prize winner is genetic researcher Professor Jenny Graves, well known for her 2002 suggestion that the male Y chromosome will self-destruct.
Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark, circadian rhythms control just about every aspect of your health.
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.
Inserting a random DNA mishmash into a plant or bacterium directs it to make a novel protein. Sifting through the resulting molecules, researchers may find ones have medical or agricultural uses.
Parents' DNA try to manipulate one another in a bid to shape junior in their mould.
Releasing just 100 mice carrying a faulty gene designed to stop them reproducing can remove an entire population of 50,000, a new study shows, paving the way for new eradication efforts.
Most people will be much better off putting the money spent on a genetic test towards a gym membership, or a pair of trainers.
Research finds genes account for 50% of differences in social mobility.
William Isdale talks to Professor Julian Savulescu about the ethical implications of geneticaly modifying humans.
Converting a DNA sequence into an audio could help us learn something useful about it, like where mutations occur.
According to a new study, the environment, especially traffic-air pollutants, can impact our genes and increase allergy risks prior to birth.
Stephen Hawking thinks we need to leave the planet. Do we?
Researchers are starting to harness the potential of this much-hyped gene editing technique – with coming applications in medicine, biology and agriculture.
New research reveals why some people use food to soothe their emotions.
Animals shed bits of DNA as they go about their lives. A new study of the Hudson River estuary tracked spring migration of ocean fish by collecting water samples and seeing whose DNA was present when.
A new study shows cephalopods edit messages from their DNA, allowing them to adapt faster to their environment.
The causes of motor neurone disease and schizophrenia have something important in common.
How can the same basic genome produce such different forms in the two sexes of a single species? It turns out one gene can encode for various things, depending on the order its instructions are read.
Most people with dilated cardiomyopathy die within five years of a diagnosis. Luckily, new treatments for this deadly disease are being developed.
Over $US3 billion is spent every year on genetic research. But we are not getting enough return for this investment.