Our study in mice shows epigenetic changes in the mother can be passed to her offspring to influence a critical time in how the spine develops.
Taking a DNA test kit sounds like harmless fun but some people end up getting more than they bargained for.
The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
The protective caps at the ends of chromosomes naturally shorten over time. Researchers found that direct damage can prematurely trigger senescence and contribute to age-related diseases like cancer.
Pioneered by the Human Cell Atlas consortium, our understanding of the human body is about to be transformed – and with it, the way we treat and prevent disease
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
Exposure to hot and dry conditions can damage the DNA of nestling birds in their first few days of life – meaning they age earlier and produce less offspring.
Both Macron and Madonna have expressed concerns about genetic privacy. As DNA collection and sequencing becomes increasingly commonplace, what may seem paranoid may instead be prescient.
Nigeria must step up its preparedness for monkeypox.
ToxChips study the changes in the DNA of animals exposed to contaminants, like those found in oil spills.
The climate crisis makes it important to investigate and understand the mechanisms of plant growth if we are to keep agricultural crops sustainable.
Khorana rose from humble beginnings in India to decipher the genetic code. But his enormous contribution to science has been largely overlooked.
Advances in technology have enabled researchers to sequence the large regions of repetitive DNA that eluded the Human Genome Project.
‘De-extinction’ seems like a way to save dying or dead species - but in reality it’s an expensive and impractical waste of time.
How we’re linking together genetic material from thousands of people - modern and ancient - to trace our ancestors and the history of our evolution.
DNA contains all the instructions needed to make your body work.
A regulatory approach will place an unnecessary burden on bio-innovators. This will discourage local investment for in-house R&D, as well as projects in the public sector.
A new study reveals the major players and routes involved.
The numbat is one of the Tasmanian tiger’s closest surviving relatives. And its newly sequenced genome raises the possibility of piecing together the genetic code of its extinct fellow marsupial.
Florence Bell’s work producing X-rays of DNA laid the foundations for one of the landmark discoveries of 20th century science.