As mountain goats face pressures from climate change and human disturbance, analyzing their genome provides useful information on their ecology and evolution.
The smallpox virus appears to have been with humanity for millennia before a global vaccination drive wiped it out. Current genome research suggests how smallpox spread and where it came from.
It might protect thousands of people.
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Genome sequencing technologies have transformed biological research in many ways, but have had a much smaller effect on the treatment of common diseases.
Precision medicine is all the rage, but it may only be effective at treating less common diseases.
Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
How many genes do you really need? Are there any that we can lose? Researchers are now identifying species that have streamlined their genome to adapt to a particular lifestyle.
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.
While some viruses make us sick, others can fight against bacteria, or protect us from more harmful viruses.
A Russian scientist is preparing to do germline gene editing. Here's why that's a problem.
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.
As DNA testing becomes cheaper, it becomes more feasible to screen large numbers of healthy people for their risk of disease.
Yeast isn't just important for the foods we consume. A rogue lineage of yeast species that evolves faster than any other is revealing secrets that may help illuminate the molecular causes of cancer.
The NHS's plan to offer genome sequencing to the general public, for a fee, raises many important questions.
Researchers find 351 genetic variants associated with a person's chronotype. Before this study, we knew of only 24.
Genes aren't destiny, but you don't need epigenetics to make the case.
Scientists edge closer to truly personalised medicine thanks to advances in genome sequencing.
Museums around the world hold remains of Aboriginal people that were often taken without permission and in the absence of accurate records. New DNA methods may help return these items to country.
The marine creature amphioxus allows scientists to explore some of the steps that took place as simple creatures evolved to become complex animals.