It is an illness that runs in families – but there are other factors which go beyond inheritance.
Move over, DNA profilers. Scientists are developing a potentially more powerful technique to identify criminals from their hair.
Scientists are pioneering a new way of monitoring water species, using techniques more familiar to fans of crime scene TV shows.
How new therapies could prove a headache for the world of sport.
Regulations, funding and public opinion around genetically enhancing future generations vary from country to country. Here's why China may be poised to be the pioneer.
Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
Research that finds links between genes and intelligence could worsen social inequality.
Almost 10% of differences in exam results at age 16 can be explained using individuals’ DNA alone.
A new theory could explain why the key molecules of life - DNA and RNA - only come in one of two possible forms.
Scientists are using DNA to build exciting new nanotechnologies that could change everything from electronics to energy.
Our knowledge of diseases is growing exponentially, but turning knowledge into cures is proving to be a tricky business.
A new study shows that by using genomics, you can cut down the lengthy process of testing for drug-resistance TB to a matter of days.
A recent closed meeting about building synthetic genomes raised suspicions about just what scientists were planning, away from the public eye.
Our bodies are teeming with petty bureaucrats and red tape – it's the very fabric for life on Earth.
It seems like a no brainer to edit out genetic disease...until we pause to consider what would be lost.
One of the great technological challenges of this century is to design novel items and then make them – and have the results match the intent.
Humans have a deep history of viral infections, the evidence for which dates back to ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies.
Big data is all well and good, but if we want medical breakthroughs, we'll need big theory too.
Rotifers are tiny creatures found in ponds or puddles and can reproduce without sex. The theory says they should not have survived so how have they done it?
How has a retrovirus survived intact within the human genome for millennia, and how has it affected us?