Researchers have long debated whether genetics or social background was the biggest factor in becoming obese.
Plant breeding, informed by genetic analysis, could be critical to the future of one of the world’s oldest crops.
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 new study hopes to produce a catalogue of human genetic variation and assess the burden of noncommunicable diseases in 100,000 adults in Nigeria.
The Black Death evolved around Kyrgyzstan, according to new research.
Genetic mutations can impact our ability to reproduce – even via in vitro fertilisation.
If you found the COVID pandemic affected you differently to your friends, it could be down to your DNA.
The birds only live on one island and are all very closely-related.
Deciphering the biological pathways behind rare genetic diseases often involves assembling a team of specialists to work closely with the family members of those affected.
A new study shows connections between genetics, biomarkers in the blood, and mental disorders - opening new avenues to understand the causes of mental illness and find new treatments.
Advances in technology have enabled researchers to sequence the large regions of repetitive DNA that eluded the Human Genome Project.
People who had high genetic sensitivity were more likely to see long-term benefit from a relationship help course.
Genetic analysis of caribou populations reveals that some groups are genetically more predisposed to migrating than others. But human activities are affecting these behaviours.
Scientists are just beginning to decode the genetic messages in your food – and how that may affect your health.
How we’re linking together genetic material from thousands of people - modern and ancient - to trace our ancestors and the history of our evolution.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is surprisingly common, affecting about one in four adults. Eating processed foods and sugary drinks can increase the risk of developing the disease.
DNA contains all the instructions needed to make your body work.
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.
Our feelings about nature depend on lots of factors, but a new study shows our genes are one of the most important.
Cases of the Omicron sub-variant BA.2 are now in Australia. While there’s no evidence it causes more severe disease than the original Omicron, early research suggests it’s more transmissible.