For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
Overweight women have a higher risk of delivering biologically older babies who are are more susceptible to age-related conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life.
DNA analysis suggests that a newly discovered species of bison roamed Europe some 17,000 years ago - as prehistoric cave artists were trying to tell us all along.
Aging and cancer appear to be closely linked, as over time, cells accumulate hits in their DNA code. But now research has turned to the role of RNA. Is RNA the key to a longer life?
We recently set up a Foldit competition between gamers, undergraduate students and professional scientists. The winner might surprise you – and offer important possibilities for scientific research.
It's a landmark case but there are many unknowns.
New DNA research working with Indigenous Australians is answering many of the questions about when and where the First Australians emerged many thousands of years ago.
It is an illness that runs in families – but there are other factors which go beyond inheritance.
Move over, DNA profilers. Scientists are developing a potentially more powerful technique to identify criminals from their hair.
Scientists are pioneering a new way of monitoring water species, using techniques more familiar to fans of crime scene TV shows.
How new therapies could prove a headache for the world of sport.
Regulations, funding and public opinion around genetically enhancing future generations vary from country to country. Here's why China may be poised to be the pioneer.
Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Research that finds links between genes and intelligence could worsen social inequality.
Almost 10% of differences in exam results at age 16 can be explained using individuals’ DNA alone.
A new theory could explain why the key molecules of life - DNA and RNA - only come in one of two possible forms.
Scientists are using DNA to build exciting new nanotechnologies that could change everything from electronics to energy.
Our knowledge of diseases is growing exponentially, but turning knowledge into cures is proving to be a tricky business.
A new study shows that by using genomics, you can cut down the lengthy process of testing for drug-resistance TB to a matter of days.
A recent closed meeting about building synthetic genomes raised suspicions about just what scientists were planning, away from the public eye.