How can the same basic genome produce such different forms in the two sexes of a single species? It turns out one gene can encode for various things, depending on the order its instructions are read.
A gene controlling cell identity in corn kernels is the same one that controls progression to specific cancers in humans. Here's why.
Neanderthals had a very varied diet based on what foods were available to them where they lived. They also knew what to eat when they were sick.
In 1997, scientists announced they'd created a healthy sheep cloned from another ewe's mammary gland cell. Two decades on, the technique is being refined and applied to new challenges.
Although genomics research has the potential to revolutionize medicine, it has limitations. It may not do much to prevent many of the leading causes of death.
A report released by the US National Academies of Science and Medicine underscores the potential of gene editing and acknowledges the sensitivities in managing the ethical dimensions.
A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful.
Illuminating the origins of one of the oldest peoples in the Middle East.
Educational genomics could mean tailor-made curriculum programmes can be created based on a pupil’s DNA profile.
For more than three decades an egg found in a remote Australian desert was thought to be from a rare nocturnal parrot. So what happened when scientists decided to double-check?
Overweight women have a higher risk of delivering biologically older babies who are are more susceptible to age-related conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life.
DNA analysis suggests that a newly discovered species of bison roamed Europe some 17,000 years ago - as prehistoric cave artists were trying to tell us all along.
Aging and cancer appear to be closely linked, as over time, cells accumulate hits in their DNA code. But now research has turned to the role of RNA. Is RNA the key to a longer life?
We recently set up a Foldit competition between gamers, undergraduate students and professional scientists. The winner might surprise you – and offer important possibilities for scientific research.
It's a landmark case but there are many unknowns.
New DNA research working with Indigenous Australians is answering many of the questions about when and where the First Australians emerged many thousands of years ago.
It is an illness that runs in families – but there are other factors which go beyond inheritance.
Move over, DNA profilers. Scientists are developing a potentially more powerful technique to identify criminals from their hair.
Scientists are pioneering a new way of monitoring water species, using techniques more familiar to fans of crime scene TV shows.
How new therapies could prove a headache for the world of sport.