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.
DNA image via www.shutterstock.com.
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.
Brain by Shutterstock
Gene mutation associated with schizophrenia could have implications for other developmental disorders.
We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your health but what does it do to your genes?
Many babies are born with a genetic variant that leads to ambiguous sexual development.
Many babies are born with a genetic variant that can result in the child being neither a typical boy or girl. There has been considerable debate about whether the child should be treated.
Sometimes science needs to look at the bigger picture in order to best influence public policy.
Science is about more than protons, genes and neurons. Sometimes a bigger picture can help us make better decisions when it comes to public policy.
DNA analysis reveals that there are three populations of Antarctic blue whales.
Paula Olson, courtesy of IWC
Antarctica's blue whales all feed in the same place. But a new genetic analysis suggests they are actually three separate populations that breed in different parts of the globe.
A mouse embryo, like this one, looks a lot like that of a fish, a frog or a human at a certain point in its development.
Scientists have discovered the genetic "switch" that causes many animals, including fish, frogs and humans, to look the same at a certain point in embryonic development.
The mighty monobrow.
New study may lead to drugs that could alter hair growth, such as stopping hair loss.
Cassava feeds 800 million people - keeping it disease-free is a must.
Rapid genetic disease screening will be the key to saving East Africa's crops - just as it was during West Africa's ebola crisis.