A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful.
Scientists have sequenced the seahorse's genome and found the genes that could explain male pregnancy.
Medical tourism for assisted reproductive technologies raises a host of legal and ethical questions.
Illuminating the origins of one of the oldest peoples in the Middle East.
Educational genomics could mean tailor-made curriculum programmes can be created based on a pupil’s DNA profile.
After almost four-and-a half decades and from modest beginnings, the Dunedin study has evolved into one of the most significant long-term tracking studies in the world.
Gaining a better sense of what genes are involved in regulating circadian clocks could put us on a path to find better treatments and therapies to help people adjust to time shifts.
The two species mated 500,000 years ago, leaving a genetic mark to this day. This knowledge could help save them from extinction.
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.