A thought experiment from Richard Dawkins' book The Selfish Gene turned out to be a more realistic explanation for altruism than he expected.
It seems genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body.
CRISPR technology could have momentous effects if it's used to edit genes that will be inherited by future generations. Researchers and ethicists continue to weigh appropriate guidelines.
Parkinson's disease is twice as common in men than in women. A sex gene called SRY, found only in men, could go some way to explaining this – and might pave the way for potential treatments.
Self-sacrifice isn't all about selfish genes.
Having different coloured eyes is quite unusual, but it happens in many species throughout the animal kingdom.
New research investigated who uses the wide array of tools available to people who've received their own raw genetic data and want to maximize what they learn from it.
The glue that gives spider webs their stickiness is a form of spider silk protein. Researchers can imagine cool uses for a synthetic version – but had to wait for the tricky glue gene to be sequenced.
People with a sweet tooth can (partly) blame their genes for their sugar habit. New research shows how the brain also gets involved.
Genomics research is crucial to identify Africa-specific solutions to a range of diseases.
Nearly 20 years ago, Bill Clinton said that sequencing the human genome would give us a "new power to heal".
Imagine a future society where parents can choose the characteristics of their children. Does that turn babies into consumer products., and what choice does the child get?
Researchers find 351 genetic variants associated with a person's chronotype. Before this study, we knew of only 24.
Antibiotic resistance is common in bacteria where there's a large human population and poor sanitation. For the first time however, it's been found in the remote Arctic.
It's not about trauma or how you were raised: evidence now points to a biological basis for transgender, and to the action of particular genes in that determination.
Discovering a genetic basis for erectile dysfunction that is linked to Type-2 diabetes will make it easier to identify those at risk – and novel treatments.
Every human carries an instruction booklet with a very special code, called DNA. Our eyes cannot read the code, but our bodies can. The code tells our body what to do and how to look.
The US went crazy for Seabiscuit when he won his famous 1938 match race against War Admiral. Now researchers are investigating the thoroughbred's DNA to see what made him such an unlikely success.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Spoiler alert: kilojoules affect weight gain more than your genes or gut bugs.