In the age of the human genome, it's tempting to think genetic research could solve every disease and disorder.
What produces the differences between men and women? Are they trivial or profound? Are they genetic or environmental, or both? And are men really closer genetically to chimpanzees than to women?
Recent research out of the UK has identified a genetic “general academic achievement factor”. Does this pave the way for genetically testing babies for intelligence?
Epigenetics is increasingly used as a buzzword to sell pseudoscientific products, but the truth of epigenetics is even more interesting – and complex – than the quacks claim.
What if you could take a simple test to reveal your individual risk of developing a range of cancers and hundreds of other diseases?
The genetics behind sporting ability are getting more complicated all the time - so don't waste your money on online tests.
Although one third of the world's population have the TB bacterium, the disease only develops in 10%, which may be linked to genetic factors.
Our bodies are more adapted to modern living than some diets make out.
We are entering a new age of genome sequencing, but we have to draw some ethical lines
The High Court challenge is the last resort for Ms D'Arcy's test case against companies patenting human genes and has implications for patients, clinicians and researchers.
The epigenetic 'musicians' that play our genomes in different ways might help us understand the causes of autism.
Genetic techniques are helping scientists work out how to stop invasive species before they rack up huge environmental and financial costs.
Gene therapy is allowing us to switch on natural beneficial mutations to counteract the effects of negative mutations in diseases such as sickle cell anaemia.
microRNA used to be dismissed as "junk DNA", but it plays an important role regulating the other genes in our genome.
The first case of genetically engineering a human embryo to cure a congenital disease is a technical breakthrough but raises troubling ethical questions.
Being bitten by mosquitoes may not be pleasant but they're after your unique microbial fingerprint.
A recent study showing that the potential for committing a sex crime may be written in our genes is interesting but unlikely to help prevent sex offenses.
Genetics and linguistics show Aboriginal people spread iconic boab trees around north west Australia.
Darwin's finches are known to be a paragon of evolution by natural selection, but a recent genetic discovery relating to their beaks highlights the evolutionary connectedness of all life.
Spreading mutations and chimeric plants – there's a lot going on in the Pinot grape.