A typical English bulldog.
Do we need to outbreed bulldogs with poor health with a different breed? Our research suggests this may not be necessary.
There are some things we can’t protect our children from.
Dozens of factors are at play.
Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin from above.
Scientists have uncovered genes they believe have been passed down from an ancestor organism that all life evolved from.
Scientists are hoping genetic scoring could help identify children who may develop learning difficulties.
Almost 10% of differences in exam results at age 16 can be explained using individuals’ DNA alone.
Monitoring white sharks more closely could help to ensure better conservation measures are put in place.
Dr Sara Andreotti (c) www.sharkdivingunlimited.com
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.
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Teenagers are heavily influenced by what their friends eat, to the extent that they forget about their parents' cooking.
Genomic research in Africa will help explain the genetic risk factors of diseases that affect the world’s poorest people.
Genomic research must take place in Africa because African populations have evolved significantly and their genetic composition is more diverse than that of populations elsewhere.
DNA Nation raises questions of genetics, identity and race.
The SBS documentary DNA Nation tracks three people on their 'individual genetic journey'. But for Indigenous Australians in particular, genetic testing is a can of worms - politically, ethically and technically.
People get suspicious when ethically fraught science is discussed behind closed doors.
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A recent closed meeting about building synthetic genomes raised suspicions about just what scientists were planning, away from the public eye.
The “Roman” nose, such as the Colossus of Constantine (from c. 312–315 AD), has been a target of both admiration and abuse.
The genes controlling nose shape can reveal a lot about our evolutionary history.
The relentless pursuit of showy flowers for garden display – as seen at Chelsea Flower Show – has seen some odd uses of radiation and chemicals .
Ed Hutchinson/University of Glasgow
Understanding how the flu virus copies itself could open a way to killing it.
Why do some people age better than others? It is partly down to their genes.
A short history of research into the links between genes and intelligence.
The misunderstood genome.
The movie Gattaca's warnings about using advances in genetics for eugenics proved wide of the mark. It's time people woke up to this.
Deficiencies in a critical nutrient can lead to an abnormally wired brain. Illustration of a network of nerve cells in the.
Benedict Campbell, Wellcome Images/Flickr
A gene mutation that causes problems for neural stem cells – the building blocks of the brain – could be corrected by adding carnitine.
Accusations of animal cruelty at this year's Crufts have reminded us of the mostly hidden dark side of pedigree breeding.
Identical twins share the same DNA.
Just because identical twins have exactly the same DNA, doesn't mean they will have the same physical features.
Scientists today are inundated with data.
Big Data produces mountains of information, but it's useless for science unless we're asking the right questions.
Genes play a key role in our state of mind.
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Gene mutation associated with schizophrenia could have implications for other developmental disorders.