Every single Cavendish banana plant worldwide is genetically identical. This vast monoculture sets them up for disastrous disease outbreaks. But researchers have ideas on how to protect the crop.
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.
Your child may have the fussy-eater genes, but they should still try different foods.
Testing some genes for Alzheimer's disease, coeliac disease and folate conversion does not lead to improved health outcomes, and may create anxiety or false hope amongst patients.
Wildlife in wilderness areas have more genetic diversity, which is better for their survival.
Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
New research into how early humans spread across the world settles several long-running debates.
Pollen is all around us, is extremely durable and can provide clues about where someone's been. A new genetic technique will make it easier to use pollen evidence in criminal investigations.
Are you impulsive and easily bored? You may be a thrill seeker.
Even if intelligence has a genetic basis, this doesn't make educational intervention pointless.
Longer-lived parents have healthier children - but why? Insights from the UK Biobank study.
Unravelling the common assumption that runners from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have a natural advantage.
Scientists have uncovered the genetics that explain the snake's impressive length – and used the science to create extra-long mice.
Understanding the genetic origins of sharks' teeth could one day lead to new treatments for humans.
Do we need to outbreed bulldogs with poor health with a different breed? Our research suggests this may not be necessary.
Dozens of factors are at play.
Scientists have uncovered genes they believe have been passed down from an ancestor organism that all life evolved from.
Almost 10% of differences in exam results at age 16 can be explained using individuals’ DNA alone.
South Africa’s white shark population faced a rapid decline in the last generation. More concerning is that their numbers might already be too low to ensure their survival.
Teenagers are heavily influenced by what their friends eat, to the extent that they forget about their parents' cooking.