Australia risks being left behind in the genomic medicine revolution by failing to protect individuals from genetic discrimination.
Recovering historical genetic data has been severely impeded by the methods used to preserve specimens, from dried butterfly wings to platypus bills floating in alcohol.
Understanding your genes is a great way to understand certain things about yourself — yet, who we are is determined by so much more than just DNA.
There’s currently no cure for the condition, which millions of women suffer with worldwide.
New research shows gene name autocorrection remains a problem for genomics articles. Here’s why it’s a wake up call for research reproducibility.
Corals in the Persian Gulf are tough - they can withstand temperatures that would kill corals elsewhere. And there’s good news: it’s easy to cross-breed their heat-tolerance genes into other corals.
Using a technique called admixture mapping, researchers can leverage the diversity of people with mixed ancestry to look for hard-to-find genetic risk factors for diseases like Alzheimer’s disease.
The real message is how old you are when you first have sex and have your first child is controlled by a little bit of nature and a lot of nurture.
Cauliflowers are unique, and now we know why.
New analysis of Anglo-Saxon skulls suggests that being an Anglo-Saxon was a matter of language and culture, and not genetics.
This myth is still circulating online. Here’s why the chance of this happening is next to zero.
New DNA evidence shows humans may have been battling coronaviruses for longer than recorded history.
Given the central role that ethnicity played and still plays in South African politics, it is good to have an unbiased estimate of Afrikaners’ genetic history.
The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.
Scientists are starting to use genetic information from bacteria to measure the health of vast areas of the ocean.
RNA was used to make COVID vaccines. Now it could lead to more personalised healthcare.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
A genetic trick called an integron plays an important role in helping bacteria do this.
A parent’s or grandparent’s stressful experiences change how their offspring behave. And it turns out that moms’ experiences produce different changes in kids than dads’.
People who had experienced childhood maltreatment had higher risk of mental health problems, including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.