Cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and fragile X syndrome are serious diseases, and most couples carrying the genetic mutations for these don't know it. Should they all be tested?
A group of fewer than 800 orangutans in northern Sumatra has been recognised as a new species - and they are already under threat from deforestation.
The 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prize winner is genetic researcher Professor Jenny Graves, well known for her 2002 suggestion that the male Y chromosome will self-destruct.
I try to learn who are the ancestors of Indonesian people through genetics. The genetics of Indonesian people are a mix between different groups of humans.
A rush of ancient DNA projects in Africa has presented the curators of archaeological skeletons with ethical issues because research requires the destruction of human bone.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here's why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark, circadian rhythms control just about every aspect of your health.
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.