A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful.
There are more than a million Druze worldwide, with the vast majority residing in the Middle East.
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.
The egg collected in the Central Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, in October 1983.
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?
New research shows a high BMI in mothers before pregnancy may impact the health of their child.
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.
Cave artists knew about the elusive bison some 17,000 years ago.
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.
Cell nucleus with RNA.
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?
A fun game, plus science advancement.
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.
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It's a landmark case but there are many unknowns.
Professor Eske Willerslev talks to Aboriginal elders in the Kalgoorlie area in southwestern Australia.
Preben Hjort, Mayday Film
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.
Too good to be true? Time to hair the evidence!
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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.
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How new therapies could prove a headache for the world of sport.
Will China be the first to genetically enhance future generations?
Regulations, funding and public opinion around genetically enhancing future generations vary from country to country. Here's why China may be poised to be the pioneer.
GMOs may very well have filled up that syringe.
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Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Research that finds links between genes and intelligence could worsen social inequality.
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.
The molecules that make up life may have arrived from space, and many are chiral.
NASA / Jenny Mottar
A new theory could explain why the key molecules of life - DNA and RNA - only come in one of two possible forms.
Scientists are using DNA to build exciting new nanotechnologies that could change everything from electronics to energy.