Canadian insurance companies argue that a new law denying them access to genetic test results will raise the cost of insurance for everyone. That's doubtful.
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.
In the US, differences in school results among poorer children depend more on environment than genes. In Australia, the story is different.
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.
A fly scientist ponders the genetics of bananas and dwarves, women and love in reviews of his favourite fiction and non-fiction books.
Some animals seem to have missing genes – but the reality is a lot more intriguing.
The symptoms of 'schizophrenia' are very real, but experts are looking for a better way to define them.
A stable environment that teaches men to be men and women to be women could be helping to enforce gender across generations.
Ability expectations are what people rely upon as they seek out productive and satisfying lives. They need to be a key part of the debate over gene-editing and other major scientific breakthroughs.
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.
There is value in including different populations in genetic research studies as has been shown in a study on exfoliation syndrome, which leads to glaucoma.
Two researchers are impressed with a pioneering study showing that it may be both safe and effective to edit out diseases in human embryos.
The news may have come as a surprise, but it probably shouldn't have. A bioethics expert walks through how big a deal this announcement is – and what we should be considering now.
New genetic technologies are letting us look at flu evolution right where it starts: within individual people, while they're sick.
South African geneticists and international counterparts have traced the origins of a genetic peeling disorder, Oudtshoorn skin, and discovered the mutation that causes it.
While there is currently interest interest in artificial intelligence, it offers limited achievements, such as the autonomous car. Tomorrow, machines will learn alone and forge solutions.
A new research paper reports dangerous side effects in CRISPR-edited mice. Some scientists are pushing back, placing blame for the unwanted mutations on the experiment, not the technique.
Researchers find striking results from a large study of secondary school students.
Genetic study finds that the way the nervous system forms and develops might influence intelligence.