On average, important new lab techniques like CRISPR take 23 years to develop – but there is a public expectation that scientific breakthroughs occur quickly and efficiently.
The NHS's plan to offer genome sequencing to the general public, for a fee, raises many important questions.
Genes aren't destiny, but you don't need epigenetics to make the case.
Researchers have increasingly turned to DNA sequencing to help identify and track diseases like Ebola.
Scientists edge closer to truly personalised medicine thanks to advances in genome sequencing.
Police have powerful new genetic tools. How are we going to regulate their use? A Genetic Data Protection Act is one solution to ensure confidence in the way DNA is accessed and used.
Self-examination DNA collection techniques can help women bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.
We previously thought mitochondrial DNA could only be passed on by mothers.
The marine creature amphioxus allows scientists to explore some of the steps that took place as simple creatures evolved to become complex animals.
The US went crazy for Seabiscuit when he won his famous 1938 match race against War Admiral. Now researchers are investigating the thoroughbred's DNA to see what made him such an unlikely success.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
The question of whether a person can "become" Aboriginal after discovering ancestry through a DNA test is more complicated in Australia.
Where do the pretty colours of the harlequin ladybug come from? A single gene draws the colour patterns of this familiar insect.
Once genetic lesions for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and haemophilia were identified, the idea of replacing or correcting defective genes grew into what we now call "gene therapy".
As we age, our DNA accumulates damage, which can increase our risk of developing
cancer. But our cells work hard to guard against cancer – new research explains how.
Our children all know the little clownfish Nemo, star of the Pixar film. But why does he have three stripes, rather than one or two? Developmental and evolutionary biology are revealing the answer.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.
DNA evidence tracks the ancient history of the Jewish people.
New research is pinpointing how much genes influence the stability of educational achievement.
Mathematical models can describe the many shapes of DNA, as well as cellular processes like DNA replication.