A thousand-year-old "mixing" event allowed African cattle - after spending thousands of years confined to certain regions - to diversify and spread.
Using music to represent the coronavirus sequence gives us a new way to think about and understand the genome.
Scientists are revealing the extent to which our behaviour is influenced by our genes, calling into question our capacity for free will. But there is still scope for change.
The gap between predictions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa and what has actually happened is staggering.
Frequent disruption of our internal 'body clock' is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity.
New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.
A new finding in mice rewrites the textbook explanation of the male sex-determining gene, Sry. It might also help us better understand how males and females come to be.
A study of more than 1.7 million people has revealed 41 distinct genetic regions associated with left-handedness, and another 7 tied to ambidexterity.
Our approach to controversial technologies shouldn't be guided by scientists alone, nor by peddlers of misinformation on social media. A citizens' assembly could walk the line between the two.
There are fundamental knowledge gaps around coral in the Great Barrier Reef, including how many species live there and where they're found. Our new study finally starts to fill those gaps.
These results finally provide scientific evidence to what was considered common knowledge about our beloved pets.
Precision medicine is often touted as the future of medicine. But so far, it hasn't been helpful in the war against COVID-19. Here is how it could be used to tease apart the nuances of the disease.
Genetic analysis of virus samples from New Zealand's latest COVID-19 cases is now much swifter. It's providing key information, but hasn't yet answered the question of where this second wave started.
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
Hyperosmia is relatively rare, but there are many reasons a person might develop this condition – even temporarily.
New research provides a template for understanding the role of genetic switches in the development of complex diseases whose causes have so far evaded scrutiny.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a crippling, progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. Now it seems that a diabetes drug may help some cases.
Having extra copies of a gene called BACE2 can slow down the development of Alzheimer's disease in human brain cells.
The "winners" evolved in the warm, subtropical regions. Those that evolved in cooler temperate ecosystems – the "losers" – risk becoming extinct.
We show that minute amounts of cancer DNA can be detected in blood more sensitively than ever before.