DNA frozen for 2 million years paints a picture of an extinct ecosystem.
Existing genetic data and sequencing tools are overwhelmingly based on people of European ancestry, which excludes much of the rich genetic variation of the world.
Plant breeding, informed by genetic analysis, could be critical to the future of one of the world’s oldest crops.
Advances in technology have enabled researchers to sequence the large regions of repetitive DNA that eluded the Human Genome Project.
The monumental Earth Biogenome Project has galvanised hundreds of geneticists and bioinformaticists from all over the world.
DNA sequencing has allowed researchers to catch new COVID-19 variants hours after receiving the first positive test sample.
DNA has been storing vast amounts of biological information for billions of years. Researchers are working to harness DNA for archiving data. A new method uses light to simplify the process.
We studied the genomes of African and Asian leopards using specimens from natural history museums.
Our results have revolutionised the previously held view of the evolution of mammoths.
The DNA of microbes and food trapped in the teeth can reveal information about diet and health.
New research is uncovering that whales have their own distinct microbiomes that may play important roles in animal health. But how do scientists study whale microbiomes?
Developments in mitochondrial DNA sequencing are returning South Africa’s slavery heritage to view.
Why do scientists spend so much time and money mapping the DNA of species like white sharks? Single studies may offer insights, but the real payoff comes in comparing many species to each other.
Seeing cancer in ‘high-resolution’ could improve personalised medicine.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Nanotechnology isn’t science fiction – you can find it in the latest TV screens, solar cells and tennis rackets.
You should be aware of the amount of genetic information you might disclose in a research study – and what the benefits and risks will be.
Some animals seem to have missing genes – but the reality is a lot more intriguing.
Massive online DNA databases can be used as a resource to discover viruses – even if the data had not been explicitly collected for that purpose.
New genetic technologies are letting us look at flu evolution right where it starts: within individual people, while they’re sick.